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30 August 2011

I couldn’t save my baby

When parents lose a child to illness or accident, grief is often accompanied by guilt.

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Death is so final, and when parents lose a child to illness or an accident, we can’t begin to measure the extent of their grief.

But it doesn’t stop at emotional pain. We are geared to protect our children from all possible harm, and so grieving parents are often tormented by guilt. A mother tells of her loss, and the guilt she suffered over the death of her baby son due to a viral infection.

For more info:
Coping with the loss of a loved one
Bereavement
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(Joanne Hart, Health24, September 2009)

 
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