The Miscarriage Association of Ireland have a specially commissioned Book of Remembrance in which to commemorate lost babies. To lose a baby through miscarriage can mean you have little or nothing to mark the presence of the baby in your life. A big fear can be that other people will forget your baby because you only have memories and no mementoes.
A separate entry may be made for each baby lost. The baby’s name, date to remember (date the baby died or date baby was due to be born), and who the baby is remembered by may be entered in the book together with special thoughts. The special thoughts might be a sentence or a verse of a poem written in memory of the baby.
Many of us who have lost our babies through miscarriage have no mementoes to hold onto and treasure and it can sometimes seem like our baby didn't exist outside our own bodies, hearts and minds. Sometimes we need something physical or tangible to cling on to. Many of us who have had early miscarriage will have no grave to visit, no baby things already purchased - clothes, toys - many may not even have an ultrasound scan picture.
Remembrance blessings are available from Miscarriage Association of Ireland. These are small keepsakes on which you can fill out your baby's details. Some people put them away to keep with other mementoes, others frame them and hang them on the wall. It's an individual thing.
Speically designed bookmarks are available from the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. They are a lovely keepsake and reminder of our treasured babies.
Sponsor a Tree
You might like to sponsor a tree. The Tree Council of Ireland have a Family Tree Scheme which enables you to commemorate an important date
or to remember a loved one.
It might be particularly helpful to you if you have experienced early miscarriage and don’t have a grave to remember your baby by.
If you would like to do this, please go to:
The Tree Council of ireland Website: