As a companion to our comprehensive guide on planning a funeral or memorial service for your child, below are two printable documents to help in the funeral planning process. Please feel free to print and share wherever they may be useful.
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I remember what I wore to his funeral, primarily because I was only 11 days postpartum. Instead of wearing maternity clothing like I had planned in those early days, I had to go shopping and find something that didn’t make me look pregnant; that didn’t emphasize the curves of my body; the swelling that remained. A genuinely surreal experience.
Planning the funeral for a baby who died before, during, or shortly after birth is a difficult process. Not only because the death of any child is heartbreaking, but also because logistically, the typical funeral service isn’t geared towards honoring the briefest of lives. This post is a comprehensive list of choices and options in planning a funeral for your infant child.
Adrian was cremated, but it was important to me that he also have a funeral. I wanted to honor him and his short but powerful life.