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.
Some ways you can honour the memory of your baby could be by:
- Keeping cards that people send following the loss of your baby.
- Finding a nice poem or verse and framing it and put it on your wall.
- Plant a flower or tree in your garden or a portable pot, a window box or a house-plant.
- Make a new date in the calendar, by planning a special day to honour your baby, whether that is for their anniversary, due date or any special days. Some people like to visit one of our Memorial Stones.
- Plan a quiet day with your partner or close family in a special place to you.
- Light a candle or place flowers in the water of a running stream, release a balloon into the sky, whatever you feel would make it a special time to be quiet with the thoughts of your baby.
- Get a special piece of jewellery to wear in remembrance of your baby, a bracelet, pendant or ring. There are sites on the internet where you can buy (fairly inexpensive) specially made pieces of jewellery with your baby’s name engraved on them or with their birth stone.
- At Christmas time it’s nice to place a special ornament or decoration on your tree for your baby.