Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month

Published: October 15, 2020

Poems About Pregnancy And Infant Loss

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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  1. 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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    • Stories 8
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    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 723
    • Rating 4.63
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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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  2. 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 26
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    • Votes 1268
    • Rating 4.53
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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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  4. For My Little One

    Although We Never Met

    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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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 1978
    • Favorited 27
    • Votes 274
    • Rating 4.65
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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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  5. My Little Angel

    • By April Westlake
    • Published: July 2013
    Losing A Baby Isn't Easy

    in Miscarriage Poems

    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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    • Favorited 38
    • Votes 961
    • Rating 4.57
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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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  7. 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 1086
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 355
    • Rating 4.62
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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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  8. The Strength You Gave Me

    Poem By Father Of Dead Baby

    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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    • Stories 25
    • Shares 1016
    • Favorited 34
    • Votes 707
    • Rating 4.63
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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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  9. Miscarriage

    Sympathy Poem For Miscarriage

    in Miscarriage Poems

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

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  10. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published: December 28, 2018
    God Gave Me An Angel

    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 116
    • Rating 4.51
  11. Still

    • By Jenna L. Alfrey
    • Published: April 2017
    Grief And Pain After A Miscarriage

    in Miscarriage Poems

    My body is still birthing,
    But nothing is to show.
    The little life that was to be
    Left my body days ago.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 467
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 178
    • Rating 4.56
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    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...

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  12. 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 377
    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 251
    • Rating 4.50
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    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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