The loss of a baby is a devastating reality that can happen to families in all countries. Experiencing the death of a baby can be both shocking and overwhelming. The intensity of grief will not last forever and lessen with time.

You have entered a community of grieving parents who have learned to create a new normal and maneuver through life without their child. Each loss is different and each person's reaction to losing a child is different. Parents commonly can feel emotions such as shock, confusion, loss of control, jealousy, anger and disappointment.

When a small child dies, hopes are shattered, and parents are left to put the pieces of their lives back together - pieces that never fit the same way again.

There are many ways to remember and honor your baby. Sharing your testimony enables others to know your baby's story. We welcome you to share your story here on our ISA website. You are not alone.

Your Story

My first child was born sleeping at 36 wks in 1981 I have never gotten over it. I lost all the hopes and dreams for my child. My daughter was buried in a paupers grave without my knowledge. I was treated appallingly at the Registry office when I had to register her. I recall the Registrar calling out very loudly in front of everyone “I will take the Stillbirth now” the look of horror on everyones face I will never forget. I was not allowed to give my little daughter a name. Hopefully things have moved on since those days.
Post created by Susan S. From London, UK. On October 1, 2020
Anne was born 15:05 25th March 1985 at 30 weeks gestation. However baby Anne had died at 28 weeks.
She was perfect in every way.
35 years later I mourn her as if it were yesterday.
With any luck the practices in hospitals have changed in relation to how grieving Mums are helped.
It never goes away,however in all the years that have passed I have found a small way of keeping Anne close…….
Season 1 Episode 7 of Castle sees Becket investigate the murder of a woman where her daughter is totally at a loss. The final scene the daughter asks Becket how do you get over it and Becket replies..”You don’t. One day you’ll wake up and you’ll find you don’t mind carrying it around with you. At least that’s as far as I’ve come.”
And that’s about as far as I’ve come also.
Post created by Margaret Leea. From Darwin,. On June 29, 2020
Zachary passed away on Tuesday 2nd April 2013. He was 11 days overdue, he weighed 7lbs 1oz and had lots of dark hair. We also lost an unnamed child we nicknamed Pea in October that same year. He was a missed miscarriage.
We’ve since had a living baby, a little brother called Samson Noah. He was born on 12th February 2015 and looks a lot like Zachary.
Love always, Julian, Katie, Pea and Samson x x x x
In memory of Zachery. Post created by Julian Randall-Stratton. From Hertfordshire, England.. On December 3, 2019
Zoe I am so sorry that we had to say goodbye before even saying hello. We had so many dreams and hopes for you, and it is so hard to let you go. You are my little angel. You were a part of me for 23 weeks, and I still can’t believe that you are gone. You will always be in my heart. We prayed to the Lord to have you, and he answered our prayers, now we give you back to the Lord where you will live forever.
In memory of Zoe Mar Rodriguez. Post created by Marah Rodriguez. From Indialantic. On December 3, 2019
Our beautiful girls were born sleeping 7th October 2011. “An angel in the book of life, Wrote down your baby”s birth, And whispered as he closed the book. Too beautiful for this world”. Love you always, Mummy and Daddy
In memory of Zoe. Post created by Mel. From Sydney. On December 3, 2019
Never far from our thoughts. xoxoxo
In memory of Zachary Tyler Rooney. Post created by Sandra Haydon. From Chateauguay, Qc. On December 3, 2019
Born Still, but Still Born – Yasminah Ann was born sleeping at 37 weeks and 4 days old on Thursday 26th March 2009 weighing 2.38kg 50cm long. We are thankful for the time we did get to spend with you and will always remember you in our hearts forever. We love and miss you more and more every day. Some people only dream of angels we got to hold one in our arms Mummy, Daddy and your Big Brother Zach x x x
In memory of Yasminah Ann. Post created by Rebecca. From Sydney, Australia. On December 3, 2019
To our baby boy Winston Jr (32 weeks gestation), if any child was more loved and wanted by a mother, father, 3 big sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles it was you Winston Jr. We loved you from the moment we knew you were coming. We took all the precautions and the tests to ensure you would have a healthy start in life. Why you left us so early we don’t know and will never know. Just know that I grieve for you every day and will forever remember and love my baby boy. Love, Your Mami, Papi & Vanessa, Catheryne & Amelya
In memory of Winstron Jr. Post created by Frederick. From Maryland. On December 3, 2019
We miss you so much baby girl. We lost you on March 4th, 2011, but we will never forget you. Mommy and Daddy love you so much. Our hearts are broken.
In memory of Wren Dawn. Post created by Kara Stoski. From Saskatoon. On December 3, 2019
Our precious daughter Susannah gave birth to our first grandchild, Wilder, on July 13, 1998. A perfect baby at near-full term, cause of his death is unknown. I was so ready for him! We were all so ready for him!! The wound in my heart is there still, never to be truly healed.
In memory of Wilder Daniel Leisher. Post created by Anonymous. On December 3, 2019