What a sadness. The loss of a baby… at any point in the pregnancy, at the time of birth or before you get a chance to know each other better.
Remembrance photography can be a helpful part of the healing process. To get a photo of you together before you say goodbye.
There’s a lovely website in the States called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep that promotes taking photographs of babies as a keepsake for parents facing the trauma of a loss.
They tell us: “While parents sometimes at first don’t think about taking images of their baby, they are always thankful they did. They might not want to look at the photos right away, but they will be there when and if you parents are ready. We can’t get these moments back.
“Photographs are one of the most precious and tangible mementos that a parent can have, showing the love and bond that was given and shared with their baby. These portraits will last for generations, and will honour and remember a tiny life that is forever loved and cherished.”
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