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. My Angel Baby

    • By Heather
    • Published: May 2009

    in Baby Death Poems

    I never got to see your eyes
    or hold your hand or hear your cries.
    All I have are dreams of you,
    those of which will never come true.

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    • Rating 4.50
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    Today we lost our little angel 20 weeks; my wife had slight bleeding for past few days; and doctor had prepared us for the worst; today morning her cervix was few cms dilated and by evening...

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  2. Teenage Miscarriage

    • By Danielle
    • Published: June 2009
    Poem About Losing Triplets

    in Miscarriage Poems

    They say that time's a great healer,
    But I don't think that's true.
    My heart's been aching so, so much
    Since the day that I lost you.

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    • Rating 4.51
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    I also had a beautiful baby girl who I had at 25 weeks and 5 days. She lived for 2 days. I'll never get over losing my princess. I had a little boy, so all I wanted was a little girl. She...

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  4. 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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    • 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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  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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    • 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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  7. Goodbye To My 4 Month Baby Cousin

    • By Cheyanne Ward
    • Published: October 2008

    in Baby Death Poems

    It's time to say goodbye,
    and we don't understand why.
    Today is the day we lay
    our little man to rest.

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    • Rating 4.51
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    My 4 month old cousin passed away almost 2 weeks ago to SIDS. He was the smiliest most angelic little boy I've ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. This poem made me cry. Thank you

  8. A Dedication To Your Unborn Child

    • By R.E.S.
    • Published: November 2007

    in Miscarriage Poems

    You went into the office
    expecting the great news,
    that your baby was secure,
    growing in your womb.

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    • Rating 4.45
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    I am 17 and was pregnant 3 years ago. I was young and came from an abusive family. I was scared of telling anyone, because my parents might beat me. I was 40 pounds underweight, and I was the...

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  9. Should Have Been 31 Weeks Today

    People Not Understanding What It's Like To Have A Miscarriage

    in Baby Death Poems

    Most days it's just easier
    to smile and say I'm ok
    instead of telling people
    what I really want to say.

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    • Rating 4.48
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    As i sit here reading this with tears falling down my face it's as if every word is my story. It doesn't matter how long ago or how recent we have lost a child, the pain will always remain....

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  10. I Did Not Expect This

    • By Carola
    • Published: July 2010

    in Miscarriage Poems

    This is natural, they say.
    It is all for the best.
    I cannot move past this heartache,
    This pain in my chest.

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    Your poem truly touched my heart. I am 19, and I have lost three babies. One when I was 18 and two this year. I was six weeks along with all three. I was scared but so excited when I found...

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  11. 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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    • Rating 4.57
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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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  12. 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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    • 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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