1. Loss of a Child

How to Support Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

How to Support Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

Losing a baby during pregnancy is a heartbreaking experience for the expecting parents and immediate family. Finding the right words to comfort them can be difficult. As with any sensitive circumstance, there are things one can say or do to help during a painful time.

How to Comfort After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth:

  • Lend an ear. The child’s parents might need to speak about their unborn child and show pictures of sonograms. Listen when they speak and talk when needed.
  • Use the baby’s name. If the name was already chosen, try to use it when you are talking about him/her to show that you acknowledge the baby and the parents’ loss.
  • Offer to help commemorate the child’s memory. Closure is important to healing. Preparing a ceremony for the baby or putting a special gift together in memory of the unborn child might help the grieving family deal with their loss.
  • Suggest a support group. Sometimes someone grieving a loss needs to talk to others who have experienced something similar. Consider offering to help find a support group. -Acknowledge the loss. Make it clear that you care about their loss and understand the importance.

Sympathy Gift for Miscarriage or the Loss of a Child

Sympathy gifts can be a great comfort to those who have gone through the difficulty of loss or a miscarriage. An angel statue or plaque is a supportive sympathy gift for a miscarriage that reminds them their angel is always watching over them, while a remembrance plaque or windchime is perfect for the garden to draw the attention of guests. Not only does this show your recipient your sympathy in their time of need, it also serves as a beautiful remembrance keepsake.

Sympathy flowers are a timeless gift that can be sent to the home or office. A white flower arrangement symbolizes innocence and peace, or soft blues, pinks and purples can be a calming, more colorful reminder of their loved one. While lilies are a classic flower for sympathy, roses and carnations are beautiful additions. Recipients often love the sweet smell of these sympathy arrangements since each flower type has its own floral aroma. There are many sympathy arrangements you can send from our Same-Day Sympathy Flowers collection that will provide comfort to the special person in your life today.

Another way to support a grieving mother or family after the loss of a child or miscarriage is with a sympathy gift basket filled with delicious foods. Fruit baskets and chocolate gift baskets are both good choices when trying to provide a comforting gift. Baked goods like cookie gift boxes and cakes are also a great gift to send when you can’t be there to deliver homemade treats. No matter what you decide to send, your thoughtful sympathy gift is sure to be appreciated.