What Do I Say?

It's hard to know what to say to a grieving parent. Our own fear of loss can render us immobile. And sometimes people feel like they have to think of the "perfect" thing to say. There is no "perfect" thing to say. There is nothing you can say to heal the grief of losing a child. But acknowledging and supporting grief is a way to help healing. Please know that the effort of talking about the baby, the loss, and the sadness will be appreciated, even if it's not "perfect."

"What Do I Say? Expert advice on helping friends and family cope with the loss of a baby" is a helpful resource for those looking to comfort grieving parents. Healing Gifts and E-cards can help when you feel you need to do more.