If you or your partner gave birth to a stillborn, did you see/hold it after the delivery?
May 30, 2011 7:54 PM Subscribe
If you or your partner gave birth to a stillborn, did you choose to see/hold it after the delivery? How did you make that decision, and if you did decide to see/hold the child, what did you take away from the experience?
posted by anonymous to human relations (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Sadly, Mrs. Anonymous is 21 weeks into a non-viable pregnancy. We're inducing labour on Tuesday night, and she will likely deliver on Wednesday. In this situation, we get to choose whether to see or hold the baby, have a footprint or pictures taken, and so on.
Obviously, we're devastated. We're also pretty unsure about what we want to do. So, please, if you're one of the people who have suffered through this unfortunate experience, and are willing to write about what you chose and what your choice meant to you, we'd like to hear it.