Experiencing pregnancy loss is devastating.
While nothing can take the heartbreak away, these miscarriage quotes will help navigate the grief.
Whether you’ve experienced a pregnancy loss yourself or are looking for ways to support a friend, we hope these miscarriage quotes can be a source of strength and reassurance that you’re not alone.
In this article: 📝
- Navigating pregnancy loss
- What do you say when you lose a baby?
- How do I share my miscarriage on social media?
- What to say to someone who had a miscarriage?
- What do you write in a card for a miscarriage?
- Quotes about miscarriage
- Miscarriage loss quotes
- Heartbreaking miscarriage quotes
- Angel miscarriage quotes
- Inspiring positive miscarriage quotes
Navigating pregnancy loss
Miscarriage is when a pregnancy is lost before 20 weeks.
It’s estimated that 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Some women experience pregnancy loss before they even know they’re pregnant.
What makes pregnancy losses even more difficult is that they aren’t spoken about as much as they should be.
And most people don’t know how common they are.
What do you say when you lose a baby?
There’s absolutely no one way to do this.
Don’t feel obliged to tell anyone if you don’t want to.
But it may also help to share your experience.
Feeling crippled by grief and then having to carry on with normal life is really tough.
And you shouldn’t have to go through it alone.
You may want to identify a few key people who can help form a support network.
And you can keep it as simple as stating that you’ve lost your pregnancy and you want them to know.
How do I share my miscarriage on social media?
First up: you definitely don’t have to.
But if you feel like your social media community can help, it could be a good place to find support.
Whatever avenue you take, remember, there’s no rush.
Take a few days to figure out how you want to share your news.
And be aware that you might be flooded with personal messages, questions, and comments, and it could feel overwhelming.
Know that on most platforms, you can turn off commenting on your post.
(Psst: the Peanut community was created to help women navigate everything from pregnancy loss to menopause. And we’ve seen how finding community through our platform can help. We’re here for you.)
What to say to someone who had a miscarriage?
Talking to someone who’s lost a pregnancy can feel incredibly difficult.
It might feel like everything you can think of is “not the right thing to say.”
Know that the fact that you’re willing to have the conversation and be there for support is already huge.
The most important things are to show empathy (which is different from sympathy) and to listen.
You might not need to say much at all — simply being there is enough.
Let them know that they’re in your thoughts.
And remind them that they aren’t to blame.
Offering help is also great.
Bring them a meal, babysit older kids, or help out with day-to-day chores.
What do you write in a card for a miscarriage?
Here are a few key phrases that might help:
- “I’m here to listen.”
- “I’m here to help.”
- “Your feelings matter.”
- “Take as much time as you need.”
- “No pressure.”
- “I’m still here.”
And if you would like to add a quote, read on.
Quotes about miscarriage
If you or someone you know has experienced a pregnancy loss, we hope these words will help you navigate your sorrow.
- “A miscarriage is not a failure because a failure implies that it’s something you can control. Miscarriages are beyond our control.” — Dr. Simone Whitmore
- “I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.” — Beyonce
- “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” — Dorothy Ferguson
- “You were carried for only a moment but are loved for a lifetime.” — Unknown
- “Before I carried the pain, I carried you. And in my heart, I carry you still.” —Unknown
Miscarriage loss quotes
- “Losing a pregnancy is like losing a part of oneself that will never be made whole again.” — Unknown
- “i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it.” — e. e. cummings
- “I felt lost and alone, and I felt like I failed. I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.” — Michelle Obama
- “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.” — Meghan Markle
Heartbreaking miscarriage quotes
- “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.” — Jamie Anderson
- “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” — Joanne Cacciatore
- “I held you every second of your life.” — Stephanie Paige Cole
Angel miscarriage quotes
- “A baby gone to Heaven. An Angel picked too soon. A child who’s loved forever, beyond the stars and the moon.” — Unknown
- “Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.”— Unknown
- “An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. Then whispered as she closed the book, ‘Too beautiful for earth.’” — Unknown
- “We were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead.” — Unknown
Inspiring positive miscarriage quotes
- “I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it.” — Hilaria Baldwin
- “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” — Helen Keller
- “You never arrived in my arms, but you will never leave my heart.” — Zoe Clark-Coates
- “I never heard you, but I hear you. I never held you, but I feel you. I never knew you, but I love you.” — Unknown
- “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry
Pregnancy loss can be isolating and can leave you feeling lost and alone.
All your feelings are valid, and there is support available.
The same goes if you’re struggling with the mixed emotions of pregnancy after a miscarriage and the complex feelings related to expecting a rainbow baby.
Remember, our Peanut community is here if you want to talk to someone who has been through something similar.
You might also want to read about the experiences of others who’ve lost pregnancies.
We’re here with you, mama. ❤️