4 Thoughtful Gifts to Offer Comfort to a Mom Who Has Experienced a Stillbirth
Having a stillborn baby can be a devastating and emotional experience for any parent. As a friend or family member of someone who has lost a child, it's important to show your support and offer comfort during this difficult time.
Here are four ideas of things you can give a mother who has had a stillbirth:
1. A heartfelt card or note: A simple card or handwritten note expressing your condolences and offering your support can mean a lot to a mother who has lost a son or daughter. This is a small but meaningful gesture that lets her know you are thinking of her and her baby.
2. A memorial print: A personalized memorial print is a beautiful gift idea for any mom that has had a baby born sleeping. Child remembrance prints are a meaningful way to memorialize a child who has passed away. Our prints feature the child's name, picture and birth details, creating a lasting tribute to their life and memory.
3. A Hope Box: Hope Boxes are a beautifully curated box of gifts and resources. Each box contains a bible, a custom journal, a bookmark, worship music, a handwritten note, along with various comfort and pampering gifts such as: tea, lotion, lip care, a wristband bracelet, a candle, and a custom mug.
4. Time and emotional support: One of the most valuable gifts you can give a mother who has had a stillbirth is your time and emotional support. Offer to listen, spend time with her, or help out with tasks around the house. Let her know that you are there for her, grieving with her, and that she does not have to face this difficult experience alone.
It is important to remember that every person grieves differently, and what may be comforting to one person may not be for another.
It is always a good idea to ask the mother what she needs or would appreciate during this difficult time, rather than making assumptions about what might help.
As mother of a stillborn son, I can say that many times when people would ask what I needed after his death I had no idea what to say. Often little reminders that my son existed was the best thing that people could do to show they cared.
This article is written by Mother of Wilde founder, Moria Rooney. Moria is a wife and mother of three. She has a passion for ministering to others and sharing the love of Christ. After her son was born still, she felt a calling to serve others and to spread the word of God, and eventually decided to pursue a career in ministry. Her focus is reaching bereaved parents and families in need. Mother of Wilde offers hope, prayer, biblical encouragement, and remembrance memorials to those that have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or child loss.