Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month - October

Published: October 2020

Poems About Pregnancy And Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This awareness month was first declared on October 15, 1988, by President Ronald Reagan. It's a month to remember the babies we never got to hold in our arms or the babies that left this earth too soon. The pain can be unbearable for parents who experience this void in their lives.

Loss due to miscarriages, stillbirths, SIDS, and other infant deaths are not always talked about. Many people who suffer miscarriages don't share the news openly, causing them to wrestle with the pain without others knowing. Share your story. The darkness you walked through can shine a light for someone else going through the same thing.

We hope that you will see that you are not alone by reading these poems on pregnancy and infant loss. We encourage you to do something to keep the memory of your baby alive. Even if you never held your baby in your arms, their short life had meaning, and they will always be a part of your family.

39 Poems About Pregnancy And Infant Loss

  1. The Strength You Gave Me

    • By Daniel Kerr
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

    My wife and I had our beautiful baby girl, Lexi, on September 2, 2011. We were told something was wrong with her, but no one was sure exactly what. That night we were told that she would be dead within 15 minutes. Lexi had other plans and fought hard for 19 days. My wife and I wanted to share her strength with the world and we often updated our friends and wider community through Facebook. This helped us to cope better with Lexi's illness and has helped us feel supported in her death.

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    They tell me it's amazing how I've stayed so strong,
    but they don't see how I cry when I hear your song.
    They see the smile on my face but miss the hurt in my eye.
    I would rather seem rude than let them see me cry.

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  2. For My Little One

    • By Cm
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

    At the moment I realized I was pregnant, I fell in love. I loved my child so much and for the next two months my excitement grew and the fear that once was buried in me about being a young single parent was gone. Then one day I felt funny and started to bleed. I lost my baby. My heart is still broken, and I wish I had the chance to tell them how much I love them. Grieving the death of my child that I never had the chance to meet has been the greatest struggle of my life.

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    I never saw your twinkling eyes
    Or touched your precious feet.
    I never shared a tiny yawn
    Or rocked you fast asleep.

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    This poem is everything I've been thinking but unable to say. I was a young mother. I'm 16 and I lost my baby. When I started bleeding they told me everything was fine. They told me my baby...

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  4. Heaven's Rocking Chair

    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    We lost a little grandchild to S.I.D.S. When we received the call and rushed to our daughter's home, we found her sobbing as she rocked her little son who had left this world. I wrote this poem in remembrance of that night.

    in Baby Death Poems

    Are there rocking chairs in Heaven
    where little babies go?
    Do the angels hold you closely
    and rock you to and fro?

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    On July 8, 2017, I lost my precious three month old granddaughter. She was at the sitter's and was found face down in the playpen. I received the call to rush to the hospital while my...

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  5. Grandpa

    • By Lisa D. Jessie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    We lost our grandson after birth in January 2018. He had a disease, and we knew we'd lose him. It affected his organs and took one of his legs. My husband has been struggling with this. In efforts to comfort him in any way I could, I wrote this poem for him. My husband's grandpa passed away many years ago, and he always says that he just wishes he had one more day with him. I know my husband knows that his grandfather is with his grandson in heaven, but he still struggles with this loss every single day.

    in Baby Death Poems

    Dear Grandpa,

    I don't want you to worry about me.
    This was the plan from the very first day.

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    This poem is sad. It’s very sad to lose someone, especially a child or grandchild, and things like that happen all the time. What makes it even sadder is being a mom, dad, grandpa, or...

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  7. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2018 with permission of the Author.

    My poem is written in perspective of a close friend of mine. She was diagnosed with breast cancer following her daughter's birth and was told it was not genetic but came from complications with preeclampsia during her pregnancy. Maleah was her angel and her reason to fight. Three months into her cancer battle and when Maleah was 7 months old, she got the phone call that her husband and daughter were in a minor fender bender car wreck. In less than an hour, Maleah passed from internal injuries.

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    God gave me an angel,
    A sweet, smiling baby girl.
    He gave her to me...
    10 little fingers, 10 tiny toes...all curled.

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  8. An Unfinished Life

    Dedicated to my unborn child, 2006.

    in Miscarriage Poems

    I'm sitting here mystified and numbed with pain
    To lose someone so close, yet so far away.
    Some say you can't lose something you never had.
    If that's true, then how can I feel this sad?

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    My eldest son came with his arm held high to the sky. His identical twin brother came with him, modest and his hand holding his mamma's thigh. They were born a miracle at 23 weeks gestation....

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  9. A Letter To My Unborn Child

    • By Kaitlyn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2011 with permission of the Author.

    The loss of my unborn child is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. By writing this poem, it helped me relieve some grief that was bottled inside. I came to this website in hopes of finding something that I can relate to, and I hope that my poem can help someone out there understand that they are not alone.

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    So quickly you came into our lives,
    So quickly torn away.
    Never got the chance to meet you.
    There's so much I want to say.

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    I got married in July and my husband and I were surprised when found that I was pregnant 3 months later. We were over the moon at how lucky we had been to fall pregnant so soon. However, our...

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  10. Baby Boy

    • By Angie Milton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I have a friend who has been having trouble with pregnancies. She was excited about making it past her first trimester. At her 19 week check-up, the doctor didn't find a heartbeat. After exams and tests, the doctor believed the baby stopped breathing about a week after her 16 week check-up. My friend went in to induce labor and deliver her baby boy who died inside her womb.

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    There are no words to say but, "I love you,"
    For I've shed tears to not have heard you coo.

    A mother's joy turned to grief in a moment so fast,

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    You were here, you were near. You grew, and I knew you were alive. I felt you move, I saw you grow, I heard your heart beat. My boy, that was your name, until I could learn to love your name....

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  11. Four Words

    • By Sue Morton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    After 5 years of trying I finally got pregnant the beginning of June 2008 . I was ecstatic. My mum passed away June 10, 2007 so I thought this was her final gift to me, as she always wanted to be a grandmother. As of September 11 (what a great date already), I lost my precious gift.
    I know everything happens for a reason. I know there is sunshine at the end of this rainstorm, but it sure doesn't feel like it right now.

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    Despair.
    falling deeper & deeper each day.
    wondering what else I'll lose
    and wondering if it'll go away.

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    I had my baby girl on the 7th of May 2019. She was the greatest gift that I have ever received since I was born. She was so healthy and very much lively till sickness started attacking...

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  12. Hills & Valleys

    • By Sue Morton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this October 30th - 7 1/2 weeks since I lost my baby. I feel like I've come along since then, but I have my days that I still feel like this.

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    The hills, the valleys
    and the bends.
    Going up and down each day,
    wondering if my heart will mend.

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  13. Long To See Your Sweet Face

    • By Kim Perry
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2012 with permission of the Author.

    This poem was written for our child we lost at 10 1/2 weeks due to a miscarriage. Grieving a child you never got the chance to meet is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. With this loss there are no memories to hold on to help with the grief. This poem is an outlet for me to start that grieving process.

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    Two pink lines, we knew it was true,
    Sooner than later we would meet you.
    I yelled for your Daddy and smiled just so.
    He stood there in shock and a glorious glow.

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    I fell pregnant in 2012. I had the two lines come up on the test. I was excited but my partner (now ex) wasn't. He said he would throw me down stairs to make sure the baby doesn't survive. I...

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  14. Gone But Not Forgotten

    I lost a baby due to stillbirth. One moment my world was full of anticipation and hope...the next it fell to pieces. I fell into a deep black hole. This is a tribute to him.

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    You were a ripple on a glass-like pond,
    Just a moment in time; it's hard to respond.

    A wave crashing onto an empty beach,

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  15. My Little Angel

    • By April Westlake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Losing a baby isn't easy for anyone. Losing anybody isn't easy for anyone either. I am lost for words on what has happened with this pregnancy in the last couple months. All I can do is be strong.

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    I never got to hold you,
    Or kiss your little head,
    Or watch you sleeping soundly
    All snuggled in your bed.

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    Cole was a full-term baby. He died hours after birth. We held him for hours, passing him around. We knew he wouldn't live long, so we talked to him, telling him how much we loved him. After 4...

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  16. Miscarriage

    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    When a child dies before birth, many question why, as did my daughter who lost a child through miscarriage. I wrote this poem for her through my belief that as hard as miscarriage is to understand, God doesn't make mistakes. He loves us, and there is an answer that I believe coincides with my poem.

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    What we call miscarriage,
    Is hard to understand,
    but God calls special babies
    back with Him in Heaven's land.

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  17. Daddy's Little Angel

    • By Ilona M. Blake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

    My friends lost their baby just before her birth. This poem is for them and for all the other parents who have carried their babies but God had other plans for their little ones.

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    Tiny angel, baby girl
    Spread your wings and fly.
    God picked you as his special angel,
    Up there in the sky.

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    Hi, myself and my partner just recently went through a medical termination due to our baby being diagnosed with anencephaly. Our baby was born on May 7, 2020 at 13 weeks, 4 days. It's...

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  18. In Heaven On Your Birthday

    • By Krista Nielsen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    My Charlyze was alive for three months and I can say without doubt that those were the best months of my life. She did more for me and my family than most people do in their lifetime. She was born with a very rare case of petty syndrome. Being only the ninth case, we did our best to prepare for the worst. No preparation is enough to ready you for the loss of your child. I will always miss my little monkey, but one day I will see her again. I will not have these empty arms forever.

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    Precious in your little frame, you danced into my heart.
    And with the grace with which you came, with grace you did depart.
    You held my finger in your hand, and with it held my soul.
    I fell in love with those wide eyes, one kiss and I was whole.

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    My baby girl died last April 15, 2017 because of congenital heart disease and did not survive the open heart surgery at the age of 1 year and nine months. Tomorrow (July 31) is her birthday....

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  19. Goodbye To My Baby Cousin

    • By Cheyanne Ward
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    This poem was for my 4-month-old baby cousin who passed away on April 23, 2008. He was born on December 12, 2007. He was premature, and he died of S.I.D.S. I loved him with all my heart; this poem's is to show that when you lose a baby or a loved one they will always be with you. His name was Nicholas Joseph Britzki. I LOVE YOU, NICHOLAS!

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    It's time to say goodbye,
    and we don't understand why.
    Today is the day we lay
    our little man to rest.

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    My 4 month old cousin passed away almost 2 weeks ago to SIDS. He was the smiliest most angelic little boy I've ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. This poem made me cry. Thank you

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  20. Teenage Miscarriage

    • By Danielle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2009 with permission of the Author.

    This is a poem I made about my triplet miscarriage I had 4 weeks ago. I was pregnant with triplets but lost them at 16 weeks.

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    They say that time's a great healer,
    But I don't think that's true.
    My heart's been aching so, so much
    Since the day that I lost you.

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  21. My Angel Baby

    • By Heather
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem for a very close friend of mine. Last year, she became pregnant with her first child. At eight weeks she had a miscarriage. It was totally unexpected and incredibly traumatic for her. But she trusted in the Lord through the entire trial and with His help and strength made it through. So, that being said, I wrote this poem for her and in memory of her baby. Enjoy!

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    I never got to see your eyes
    or hold your hand or hear your cries.
    All I have are dreams of you,
    those of which will never come true.

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    Today we lost our little angel 20 weeks; my wife had slight bleeding for past few days; and doctor had prepared us for the worst; today morning her cervix was few cms dilated and by evening...

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  22. An Angel's Dad!

    • By Daniel Kerr
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2013 with permission of the Author.

    This is third poem I am submitting about my beautiful daughter, Lexi, who passed away last year. I have never really written poems before she died, and I find it a way to express how I feel about my ongoing pain.

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    I can't begin to express the pain that I am in.
    I lost a part of me, and that hurts me deep within.
    You said goodbye before we ever got the chance to really say hello.
    You were gone in a flash, leaving tears mixed with love and sorrow.

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