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. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published: December 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 161
    • Rating 4.54
  2. 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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    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 323
    • Rating 4.69
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    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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  4. 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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    • Favorited 39
    • Votes 755
    • Rating 4.64
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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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  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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    • Stories 25
    • Shares 1145
    • Favorited 39
    • Votes 722
    • Rating 4.62
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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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 267
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 96
    • Rating 4.59
    • 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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  8. 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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    • Votes 1360
    • 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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  9. Baby Boy

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

    in Baby Death Poems

    Picture

    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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 310
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 46
    • Rating 4.52
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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. 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 14
    • Votes 130
    • Rating 4.42
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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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  11. 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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 61
    • Rating 4.39
  12. 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 18
    • Rating 4.67

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