As October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I’m continuing a series here on the blog to help raise awareness, comfort those with a loss, and educate those who are unfamiliar. Thank you readers for taking the time to read these articles as I feature them.
Coming Home with Empty Arms
Written by Jennifer Davis
Walking in the door without your baby in your arms is painful not only emotionally, but physically as well. Remember you just gave birth, do not over exert yourself, and ask for help. Your first instinct is to probably stay busy, to divert yourself from the pain, but remember you are a mom or a dad that has just lost an infant. You need your rest as hard as this may be. You need to take care of yourself, ask for help with tasks around the house. Also, more than likely there are so many decisions ahead with planning a funeral. Do you want to cremate or bury your child, no decision a parent should ever have to make, or do you want a viewing? Be gentle with yourself, do what’s in your heart…
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