Gift ideas for a mother grieving pregnancy loss - miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss
When someone dear to you suffers a pregnancy loss, it can leave you feeling desperate to help and offer support in anyway possible. Flowers are so beautiful but may not feel quite right for the situation, so here are some ideas to gift some one who has experienced pregnancy loss including miscarriage, stillbirth or new born baby death.
Gift card for food delivery service: a voucher allows the grieving family to access when needed
- a simple card of love, support and deep sympathy
- mindfulness activity colouring-in book or 'paint-by-numbers'
- gift her paid access to the 3 week Glimmer program. This is a very special, private online peer-support group and 3 week meditation and video content program specifically designed for women who have suffered stillbirth, neonatal or pregnancy loss.
- You can donate to the Glimmer Project in honour of the baby that has passed away. This will help the podcast, 3 week online program and facebook groups to keep supporting families through the loss of a baby.
- Donate to a relevant charity in the baby’s name. Different types of appropriate charities include:
- Research charities that work to reduce/prevent pregnancy loss
- helps manage grieving mothers
- hospital foundation
The 3 week online Glimmer Mothers group and Program incorporates key strategies and tools that help and support women during their grief after losing a baby through stillbirth or neonatal death. It integrates peer support, mindfulness, self compassion, grief education and many other strategies. The program was created by Dr Ashleigh Smith - a doctor working in Obstetrics who has also lost a child through neonatal death.
There are many options and you need to consider the right fit because there is no best way to grieve, every person is different. However, the most important advice for managing grief is to not repress or avoid feelings. Expressing grief and holding space for those feelings is the only way to move through such a difficult time.