Learn What To Do If You Lose Your Baby After A Premature Birth

Posted on: 26 April 2017


Having a baby prematurely and losing them within a few hours or days can be devastating for a parent. Most people do not know what happens after a premature baby passes away unfortunately. The guide below walks you through a few things that you will need to consider if your baby passes away from a premature birth. 

Consider If You Want to Have a Funeral

The first thing you need to consider is if you want to have a burial for your child. After having a baby, many women are on an emotional roller coaster and losing the baby can make that roller coaster even more intense. Having to go to a wake and a funeral with numerous people can often be more than many mothers can take. You do not have to have a funeral for your baby if you do not want to have one. You can have an intimate event with just you and your little one, if that is what would make you feel most comfortable.

Consider If You Want to Bury the Baby

When your baby passes, you need to decide if you want to bury the baby or have him or her cremated. Seeing a coffin go into the ground with your child in it is often one of the most devastating things for a parent to ever have to see. Many parents choose to have their children cremated so that they can feel like they have them nearby at all times. Your child's ashes can be used to create works of art or even jewelry so that you can have your child near you each and every day. 

Consider If You Want an Open Casket

If you choose to bury your little one, you need to decide if you want to have an open casket or not. There are many parents who simply cannot bear to see their child lying in a casket. There is no requirement to have an open casket when you have a funeral, so the choice is up to you. 

Losing a child is one of the hardest things that any parent could have to go through. Losing a child within just a few hours or days of birth is even more difficult because there are so many emotions running through the mother that it can be quite difficult for her to take everything in and do the planning on her own. If you have lost your child, consider enlisting the help of friends and family to get the closure you need.