Coping with the Loss of a Stillborn Birth or SDS Child

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, January 25, 2021

It can be heartbreaking to lose a child and the couple that goes through such a situation can become distraught and immensely sad. In addition, overcoming that grief isn’t easy either. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SDS) and stillborn births can also be an immense shock that takes their toll on the couple as they struggle to come to terms with the loss of their baby.

We at Wagg Funeral Home know that these emotions can come in waves repeatedly and you may feel emotions including sadness, guilt, anger, disbelief, and denial at various times.

How To Cope With This Loss

If you are mourning the loss of a stillborn or SDS child, it is crucial that you permit yourself to grieve and feel all these emotions. It’s also important that you discuss these emotions with your spouse, partner, or someone close to you. This is a very difficult time and talking with someone you trust can help you deal with the situation better. It is a healthier way to heal.

You should also consider conducting a memorial or funeral service as it will help you say your goodbyes and deal with your sorrow. As you lay your baby to rest, it will a allow you to acknowledge your child. You can also keep memories like a photo, a hand or footprint, or even a lock of your baby’s hair.

No doubt, that dealing with the loss of a stillborn child is painful, but when you support your partner and seek similar support yourself, you will be able to heal in a healthier way. If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don't hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today, and we'll be happy to help in every possible way.


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