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. Gone But Not Forgotten

    Loss Due To Stillbirth

    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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    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.55
  2. A Mother's Goodbye

    Sadness And Healing After Loss Of An Unborn Baby

    in Miscarriage Poems

    I only had you for a little while.
    I was never able to see your smiles,
    Yet I thank God for the little time we had,
    Even though when you left, I was sad.

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    • Shares 78
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.30
    Featured Shared Story

    I am sorry for her loss. Yes, I do hope this helped!

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  4. I'm Waiting For You

    • By Emily B. Judisch
    • Published: May 27, 2019
    Difficulty After A Miscarriage

    in Miscarriage Poems

    At one time, I thought you were near,
    A feeling so abundantly strong and clear.
    Inside me you grew and grew,
    I was impatient waiting for you.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 28
    • Rating 4.36
  5. 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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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 116
    • Rating 4.51
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  7. 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
    • Poem of the Day
    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...

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  8. Grandpa

    The Loss Of A Grandson

    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
    • Shares 247
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 87
    • Rating 4.60
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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. Baby Boy Silas

    The Loss Of A Grandchild

    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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    • Shares 194
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 31
    • Rating 4.42
  10. My Son

    • By Amanda J. Kennedy
    • Published: October 2017
    The Loss Of My Son

    in Baby Death Poems

    When I sink down,
    No fight left, I drown.
    Darkness gathers around.
    I feel nothing, I make no sound.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 188
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 33
    • Rating 4.27
  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
    • Poem of the Day
    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...

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  12. Never Far Away

    A Way To Remember My Son

    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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    • Shares 26
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 23
    • Rating 4.13

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