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. 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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    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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  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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    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. 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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    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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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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    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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  8. 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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    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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  9. Baby Boy

    • By Angie Milton
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem Saying Goodbye To Unborn Son

    in Baby Death Poems

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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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  10. 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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  11. In Heaven On Your Birthday

    • By Krista Nielsen
    • Published: July 2013

    in Baby Death Poems

    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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  12. An Unfinished Life

    Poem Not Understanding Why Son Was Taken

    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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