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Old 06-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Losing baby at 19 weeks

Have just found out my baby has died at 19 weeks. Am just taking some time out to come to terms with things before I go through delivering, and they've told me the options of what happens afterwoods....and one thing they said they do is give you foot/hand prints of the baby....I don't know if I want that, but don't want to regret it later on not having it. So...just wondering from other peoples experiences...what does it look like? like are the handprints really small? I don't know what to expect....

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Old 06-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: Losing baby at 19 weeks

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a 36 week old son in 2005 . From my opinion, I would get the handprints but if you are not comfortable looking at them, have them sealed in an envelope and just put them somewhere special. You can decide later on- when you are feeling more distance and time has passed- if you want to view them or not. If not, you can always have them as a tangible item for an anniverary memorial to bury and plant a garden, or something like that. Hang in there-

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Hi Welcome to the Miscarriage & Still Birth health board. I hope the desired support is found here! I am so sorry to hear about losing the baby.

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Re: Losing baby at 19 weeks

I'm so sorry for what's going on. If I were you, I would get the hand/footprints done and take them home with you. Like the other poster said, you don't have to look at them until you're ready. But I think if you don't take them home with you, down the line you'll regret it. At least you'll have something of the baby. Good luck.

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