Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Death of a Baby: How Couples Cope

Nancy S. Kingma, BSN, RN,
Bereavement Coordinator, Spectrum Health,
Grand Rapids, MI

With the death of a baby, a couple shares the loss of their dreams and a precious part of themselves and their future.

Although the couple may feel very connected to each other in the first days and weeks after their baby's death, it is important for them to realize that grief is very personal and individual.

Even when a couple has been together for many years, they most likely will not grieve in the same way. Both partners are hurting, but because of different influences and expectations in their lives, they may be experiencing and showing grief in different ways.
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