The death of a baby is unlike any other. Though we deeply desire to support our loved ones in their time of loss, we are often unsure how to do so. What should we say? Should we not say anything at all in case it upsets someone? Is it best to just let them bring the topic up when they're ready to talk about it?
However considerate these responses may seem, they actually have the opposite effect, isolating parents even more in their grief. So then, how do we best come alongside and care for our loved one, family member, or friend who has endured the death of their baby? We hope these suggestions will help.