Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month

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.

46 Poems About Pregnancy And Infant Loss

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  1. 1. Baby Boy

    • By Angie Milton
    • Published: May 2015

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    Poem Saying Goodbye To Unborn Son, Baby Boy

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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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  2. 2. Heaven's Rocking Chair

    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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    • Votes 368
    • Rating 4.74
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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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  4. 3. The Strength You Gave Me

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    • Votes 216
    • Rating 4.70
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    Great poem. My wife and I had just moved in our new house and went to sleep and woke up to our almost two-year-old baby boy not breathing. They said it was SIDS. It was the worst feeling in...

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  5. 4. Hills & Valleys

    in Baby Death Poems

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

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    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.69
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  7. 5. For My Little One

    in Miscarriage Poems

    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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    • Favorited 33
    • Votes 383
    • Rating 4.68
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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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  8. 6. Grandpa

    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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    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 9
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    • Rating 4.58
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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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  9. 7. Four Words

    in Baby Death Poems

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

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 32
    • Rating 4.56
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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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  10. 8. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published: December 2018

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    • Votes 197
    • Rating 4.56
  11. 9. A Letter To My Unborn Child

    • By Kaitlyn
    • Published: January 2011

    in Miscarriage Poems

    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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    • Stories 27
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    • Rating 4.54
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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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  12. 10. An Unfinished Life

    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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    • Stories 15
    • Shares 304
    • Favorited 27
    • Votes 51
    • Rating 4.31
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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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  13. 11. Daddy's Little Angel

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 285
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 38
    • Rating 4.68
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  14. 12. Long To See Your Sweet Face

    • By Kim Perry
    • Published: January 2012

    in Miscarriage Poems

    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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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 1058
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 169
    • Rating 4.67
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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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  15. 13. A Beautiful Little Angel

    • By Amor Hall - Pineda
    • Published: August 2015

    in Baby Death Poems

    Heart full of joy and excitement
    To meet you face to face.
    Months of waiting and anticipating
    To give you my soft embrace.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 233
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 31
    • Rating 4.65
  16. 14. An Angel's Dad!

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 194
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 35
    • Rating 4.63
  17. 15. Gone But Not Forgotten

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 161
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.53
  18. 16. Baby Boy Silas

    in Baby Death Poems

    Now we lay you down to sleep.
    Our baby boy's soul to keep.
    We pray you feel how much you're loved.
    So many hearts you've surely touched.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 256
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 37
    • Rating 4.49
  19. 17. Never Far Away

    in Baby Death Poems

    This locket that was given to me
    Lays gently around my neck.
    Inside I carry his picture
    Of my son you've never met.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 33
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 5
    • Rating 4.40
  20. 18. For Our Angel

    • By Lisa
    • Published: March 2012

    in Miscarriage Poems

    We don't want to cry anymore,
    But the pain won't go away.
    Our hearts are torn in two
    Because our baby couldn't stay.

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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 467
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 62
    • Rating 4.39
    Featured Shared Story

    I found out I was pregnant with our 6th child very early on, the day my period was due. We had been trying for a boy. At 12 weeks, I found out through chromosome testing that this would be...

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  21. 19. I'll Remember You

    • By Cassi
    • Published: July 2011

    in Miscarriage Poems

    Would you wear pink or would you wear blue?
    I'll never know
    or hear your sweet coo
    or see those tiny little fingers,

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 72
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.82
    Featured Shared Story

    1/1/2017 was the day we lost you. After bleeding for almost a week and a hospital visit, they said you were fine. Mommy knew, daddy didn't want to believe me. Your two older sisters always...

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  22. 20. My Dreams For You

    in Baby Death Poems

    I had so many dreams for you
    That will now never come true.
    I wanted you to have the life I never had,
    Where every day was good and not one day was bad.

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 171
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 18
    • Rating 4.67
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    My Mom recently had twin boys and one recently died when he was just 4 months. We had many dreams for him. We are still shocked.

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