From hurt to healing

The death of a baby is one of the most painful things that can happen to a family. It's so unfair. Babies aren't supposed to die. They are the beginning of life, not the end.

Your baby may have died in your womb, either early or later in your pregnancy. Or your baby may have died at birth or just after birth. You may be overwhelmed by your feelings. Know that you are not alone in your grief. The March of Dimes is sorry for your loss. We hope we can help you come to deal with the death of your baby by reading these articles.

The information here can help you and your family understand your grief and feelings and learn how to ask for help. It gives suggestions for dealing with family and friends while you're grieving and how to help your other children understand your family's loss. And finally, when you are ready, there are suggestions on how you and your family can remember your baby.

We hope this helps you heal… and when you're ready, think about the future.

Order bereavement materials

Order our resources for grieving families, including the booklet From Hurt to Healing.