Are there rocking chairs in Heaven
where little babies go?
Do the angels hold you closely
and rock you to and fro?
Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month
Published: October 15, 2020
46 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.
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Are there rocking chairs in HeavenFeatured Shared Story
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...
Although We Never Met
I never saw your twinkling eyes
Or touched your precious feet.
I never shared a tiny yawn
Or rocked you fast asleep.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Losing A Baby Isn't Easy
I never got to hold you,
Or kiss your little head,
Or watch you sleeping soundly
All snuggled in your bed.Featured Shared Story
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...
Poem By Father Of Dead Baby
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Grief And Pain After A Miscarriage
My body is still birthing,
But nothing is to show.
The little life that was to be
Left my body days ago.Featured Shared Story
I've had 2 miscarriages...one at 8 weeks and one at 12. I'm still grieving. I agree, it is a very lonely process. It's been 2 years since my first one. The pain subsides but never fully goes...
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.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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