35 Miscarriage Quotes That Are Sure to Comfort You

For a mother, the most devastating loss is the death of a child. The world can talk and write about it as much as it wants but only those who have gone through a miscarriage can truly understand how gut-wrenching it is. It is a powerful testament to the essence of motherhood and how the love of a mother can never be compared with anyone else’s.

If you have suffered from a miscarriage, you would know how difficult it is to even get up from your bed. However, it is not the end of the world. Read our miscarriage quotes that will not only bring you comfort but will assure you that you are not alone in this pain and that it truly does get better.

45 Miscarriage Quotes

1.  “You never arrived in my arms, but you will never leave my heart.” — Zoe Clark-Coates
2. There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child who never comes.” — David Platt
3. “At sunset, the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams
4. “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
5. “Blaming the woman for the loss of a child is like blaming the soldier for the loss of his life in battle.” — Katherine Longshore, Brazen
6. “When you carry a life and it’s there, and then gone, a part of your soul dies. Forever.” — Casey Wiegano
7. “You’re never really ready to be told that there’s no heartbeat. But stay strong because life goes on and it is nobody’s fault.” — Elisabeth Canalis
8. “Any woman who’d ever lost a child knew of the hollowness that remained within the soul.” — Brittainy C. Cherry, Disgrace
9. “I wish I could have held you just once before you left us.” — Conan Gray
10. “The spark of your unborn baby ignited the eternal flame of love in all our hearts.” — Amy Hoover

Wall mural of a baby in the womb separated from its mother
11. “Babies lost in the womb were never touched by fear. They were never cold, never hungry, never alone and importantly always knew love.” — Zoe Clark-Coates”
12. “I suffered several miscarriages, including two at five months. That’s when you have the clothes already picked out, the nursery is already painted. They ask you do you want a funeral or do you want the cremation. We went through that not once but twice, me and my husband. So our Kevin is a hard-won child. I would’ve loved to have had more children, but I don’t want to test my blessing.” — Wendy Williams
13. “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
14. “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
15. “A mother is never defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love that she holds in her heart.” — Franchesca Cox

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16. “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” – Joanne Cacciatore
17. “Babies lost in the womb were never touched by fear. They were never cold, never hungry, never alone, and importantly always knew love.” – Zoe Clark-Coates
18. “Some people say it is a shame. Others even imply that it would have been better if the baby had never been created. But the short time I had with my child is precious to me.” – Christine O’Keeffe Lafser
19. “The best advice that I got during counseling: Don’t judge your spouse’s grief response. Give them the freedom to grieve their own way.” – Rachel Crawford
20. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller

Woman feeling depressed
21. “There are many helps to surviving, but only one key. The key is acceptance, not acceptance of your loss. Rather acceptance of the grief process.” – Elizabeth B. Brown
22. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets
23. “We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death, but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.” – Tryon Edwards
24. “You didn’t stay for long, but in those precious few weeks, you changed me forever.” – Zoe Clark–Coates
25. “Just because we lost a life, doesn’t mean we have to lose ourselves.” – Tamara Gabriel
26. “We do not ‘get over’ a death. We learn to carry the grief and integrate the loss in our lives. In our hearts, we carry those who have died. We grieve and we love. We remember.” – Nathalie Himmelrich
27. “I don’t think most people truly understand how much is lost when a baby dies. You don’t just lose a baby, you also lose the 1 and 2 and 10 and 16-year-old she would have become. You lose Christmas mornings, loose teeth, and first days of school. You just lose it all.” – Stephanie Paige Cole
28. “Your absence has gone through me like a thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W.S. Merwin
29. “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
30. “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
31. “If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her dead child has lost, it is a comfort to believe that the child has not lost the end for which it was created. And it is a comfort to believe that she herself, in losing her chief or only natural happiness, has not lost a greater thing, that she may still hope to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” A comfort to the God-aimed, eternal spirit within her. But not to her motherhood. The specifically maternal happiness must be written off. Never, in any place or time, will she have her son on her knees, or bathe him, or tell him a story, or plan for his future, or see her grandchild.” – C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
32. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” — Cheryl Strayed
33. “Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets an empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go.” – Jamie Anderson
34. “What my sister needed was not people urging her, as so many did, to get pregnant again as soon as possible, but acknowledgement of her loss and the violence that she experienced in that loss. She needed to know that this was not a failure or that she was a bad mother. She needed to be allowed to be not only sad but also, in her grief, to be angry.” – Soraya Chemaly
35. “It’s amazing how much people hide it. They feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’ But in so many cases you didn’t do anything wrong at all.” — Giuliana Rancic

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Silently Suffering After Pregnancy Loss | Cassandra Blomberg | TEDxSDMesaCollege

In this powerful and emotional talk, Cassandra Blomberg combines her personal journey through pregnancy loss with research on miscarriage and stillbirth to explain why we need to break the silence surrounding this topic. She explains the emotions women and men may experience during pregnancy loss, how the loss can impact mental health and future children, and what we need to do to better support those going through it


For a woman who just had a miscarriage, it is extremely hard to open up to others. Regardless of how well-meaning their intentions are, some people just don’t understand how your grief is yours alone. Fortunately, they don’t have to understand it anyway. Having a miscarriage is terrible enough as it is, but the overwhelming emotions that torment you for a long time after might make you feel guilty and depressed.

It is important to remind yourself that this stage is completely normal. You have to neither rush it nor suppress it. Give yourself time to experience your emotions and grieve the way you want. Only then will you recover from the pain. Your unborn baby is an inseparable part of you that no amount of pain and loss can take away     .

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