Do you know someone who has experienced pregnancy loss – perhaps even months or years ago?
It is never too late to talk about a pregnancy loss, or to memorialize and recognize it.
Studies show that, after a pregnancy loss, one of a parents’ biggest fears is that their child will be forgotten. This is why parents often hold onto grief and pain for years – even decades. When it seems like everyone else has forgotten, their pain becomes their only tangible connection with their child and keeps their memory alive.
No matter when a pregnancy loss happens, Life Perspectives can provide tools to help individuals and communities process emotions after pregnancy loss, and help memorialize lost children. We also help caregivers — loved ones, healthcare professionals, and faith leaders – to aid those impacted by pregnancy loss, with ways to honor and memorialize.
What to Say to Someone Impacted by Pregnancy Loss
Reactions to pregnancy loss are as unique as fingerprints and the hardest step can be starting the conversation. For advice on raising this sensitive topic, take a look at these Top 10 lists from our “Helpful Toolkit” for Everyone:
Top 10 Terrific Things That Caring People Say and Do
Our list of Top 10 Terrific Things To Say And Do offers ways to start the conversation, and to keep it going in the right direction – on a path to comfort and healing.
Top 10 Terrible Things That Caring People Say
Compiled from real-life stories posted on our healing website and research, our Top 10 Terrible Things That Caring People Say guides you away from well-intended phrases that can worsen the emotional pain of pregnancy loss.
Gifts and Ways to Memorialize a Pregnancy Loss
Sometimes it’s easier to start this conversation by offering a gift. Some of the best gifts to memorialize and recognize a pregnancy loss are those that incorporate a “Forget Me Not” flower.
The “Forget Me Not” flower symbolizes to those impacted that we are remembering them, and remembering their children with them.
To make it easy to find a gift with a “Forget Me Not” flower, Life Perspectives offers our “Forget Me Not” Signature Collection of memorial and remembrance items. The Signature Collection includes jewelry and sympathy cards, all featuring the “Forget Me Not” flower. “Forget Me Not” pins are available as traditional pins and magnetic pins that can be placed on clothes, purses, and, for medical professionals, on ID badges or lab coats. All proceeds go directly to helping those impacted.
We also offer free tips on ways to memorialize a pregnancy loss, including remembrance items, memorial boxes and ideas for memorial services.
Together, we can show those impacted that we care, and that we remember with them. And we always will.
Thank you for your care and concern!
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