These Photos Of Stillborn Babies Are Both Beautiful And Incredibly Heartbreaking

One in five women have a pregnancy that ends in miscarriage, yet the subject is rarely discussed in the mainstream. Many feel that they have to hide what happened, which only compounds their feelings of grief and loss.

Last year, a dear friend of mine had a miscarriage…and another…and then another. As I went through the grieving process with her, I couldn’t believe how many women were coming out of the woodwork to say that the same thing happened to them. In fact, we learned that 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage during the first 20 weeks. Why, then, does no one talk about it?

The U.K.-based organization Remember My Baby is seeking to change that. Rather than shun the topic, they are giving parents the chance to celebrate and memorialize their babies with professional photography. Each photo shoot is done on a volunteer basis, and the results are just as beautiful as they are heartbreaking.

When parents lose their babies before, during, or after birth, they are left with little to remember them by.

Remember My Baby is changing that by offering beautiful professional photo shoots, 100 percent free of charge.

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When a baby is stillborn and the family is interested in a remembrance photo shoot, participating hospitals and birthing centers contact Remember My Baby. Then, a volunteer photographer visits the family to take the photos.

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