A stillborn birth is a terrible experience for the parents. Still in the shuffle of loss and pain, other family members are also forgotten. Potential grandparents suffer the loss very hard as well. Grand parents share in the lives of their children and seeing their adult children lose a child and also be denied a grandchild is also very painful.
The article, “When a baby is stillborn, grandparents are hit with ‘two lots of grief’. Here’s how we can help” by Beth Daley states,
“Six babies are stillborn every day in Australia. This significant loss affects parents for years to come, often the rest of their lives. However, stillbirth also affects many others, including grandparents.”
Grandparents definitely have much to suffer when they lose a grandchild. They have to not only mourn themselves but also be there for their children. To read the entire article, please click here
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