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Miscarriage Quotes to Bring You Comfort

The painful experience of having a miscarriage is something that only those who have been through it can understand. These miscarriage quotes can help bring you comfort.

The loss of a precious child is something that no one wants to experience. However, when you lose your child before they are born it’s a grief and pain that some people can’t seem to comprehend.

Many people may not even have known that you were pregnant, which can make it even that much harder to grieve because others don’t even know you are going through anything.

Even though you never held your child in your arms, you truly loved them and are living with a huge sense of loss.

While everyone finds comfort in something different and the grieving process takes time, some of these quotes might help you feel not so alone.

Below is our collection of comforting miscarriage quotes, collected from a variety of sources over the years. For more comfort, also check out our list of helpful grief quotes to help you cope.

Miscarriage quotes to remind you they’ll always be with you

1. “You didn’t stay for long, but in those precious few weeks, you changed me forever.” – Zoe Clark-Coates

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2. “Even those that never fully blossom bring beauty into the world.” – Unknown

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3. “You never arrived in my arms, but you will never leave my heart.” – Zoe Clark-Coates

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4. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Unknown

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5. “A life may last just for a moment, but memory can make that moment last forever.” – Unknown

Miscarriage Quotes about life

6. “Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” — W.S. Merwin

7. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss (see all quotes by Dr. Seuss)

8. “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.” – Unknown

9. “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

10. “A life need not be long-lived, for it to be meaningful.” – Unknown

11. “The one who left gentle footprints on our hearts left a story worth telling.” – Unknown

12. “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.” – Dr. Burton Grebin

Miscarriagequotes about grief

13. “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

14. “And grief is not something you complete, But rather, you endure. Grief is not a task to finish. And move on, But an element of yourself-An alteration of your being.” — Gwen Flowers

15. “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

16. “For several days, I slept. Whether this was a necessary part of physical recovery or a stubborn retreat from waking reality, I do not know, but I woke only reluctantly to take a little food, falling at once back into a stupor of oblivion, as though the small, warm weight of broth in my stomach were an anchor that pulled me after it, down through the murky fathoms of sleep.” ― Diana Gabaldon

17. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou

18. “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

19. “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

20. “It hurts because it matters.” – John Green

21. “Grieving is like having broken ribs. On the outside, you look fine, but with every breath, it hurts.” – Unknown

Remember to also read these quotes about postpartum depression to lift your spirits.

Miscarriage quotes to help you heal

22. “There is no right way to grieve; there is only your way to grieve and that is different for everyone.” – Nathalie Himmelrich

23. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.. it is the price of love.” – Unknown

24. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

25. “Some say you are too painful to remember. I say you are too precious to forget.” – Unknown

26. “What my sister needed was not people urging her, as so many did, to get pregnant again as soon as possible, but acknowledgment 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

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27. “When my wife and I lost our son, we had similar but very different experiences. She felt she was caught in a blizzard and she doesn’t remember the six months after we lost him. For me, it was like everything that I had known burnt to the ground, this field or forest that was turned to ash, burning, smoldering. How do I make sense of a world where this can happen?” – Sean Hanish

28. “What does a miscarriage feel like? It feels as if you have been short-changed by nature. You will cry for what might have been but nobody will understand because they didn’t feel it.” – Unknown

Miscarriagequotes about painful times

29. “Throughout my life, there were a few hard days. Days where even when I tried to be happy, my heart still cracked and Mother’s Day was one of those. For others, it stood as a celebration. For me, it spoke of loss and failure. Because there’s no such thing as an ‘almost’ Mother’s day.” – Brittany Cherry

30. “I no longer seek those things that help me to heal but for those things that fortify me with the strength required to carry the load, fate has set upon my shoulders. Instead of finding a way to forget, find a way to bear the constant remembering. The silence of the wild being one of those elements that reinforce the weathered walls of the soul and mind.” — L.M. Browning

31. “‘There is no heartbeat.’ 4 words. 4 words to end the life I had. 4 words to change who I was. It will never be the same again. I will never be the same again.” – Kerin Lee

32. “I am not functioning very well. Living with the knowledge that the baby is dead is painful. I feel so far away from you, God. I can only try to believe that you are sustaining me and guiding me through this. Please continue to stand by my side.” ― Christine O’Keeffe Lafser

33. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley (see more Bob Marley quotes)

34. “That moment after losing your baby when you need to get out of the house but then see a mother with her newborn baby. That’s pain like nothing else.” – Unknown

35. “There is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” – David Platt

Miscarriagequotes on motherhood

36. “I held you every second of your life.” – Stephanie Paige Cole

37. “Heaven and earth may separate us today, but nothing will ever change the fact that you made me a mom.” – Unknown

38. “I miss you more then anyone knows as time goes by the emptiness grows. I laugh, I talk, I play my part but behind my smile is a broken heart.” – Unknown
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39. “I’ll love for forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch

40. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” – Unknown

41. “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” – Joanne Cacciatore

42. “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

43. “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

Other comforting miscarriage quotes

44. “Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in our heart.” – A.A. Milne

45. “Before I carried the pain, I carried you. And in my heart, I carry you still.” – Unknown

46. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” – Unknown

48. “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

49. “When a child is born, it is the mother’s instinct to protect the baby.  When a child dies, it is the mother’s instinct to protect the memory.” – Unknown

50. “When you carry a life and it’s there, and then gone, a part of your soul dies.  Forever.” –  Casey Wiegano

51. “Planted on earth to bloom in Heaven.” — Unknown

52. “A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending.” — RJ Gonzales, Mundahlia

53. “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

54. “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.” — Meghan Markle

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55. “She was born silent after fighting so hard to make it to our world. She is at peace now and will live forever in our hearts.” — Christina Perri

Miscarriage quotes about all the emotions you will feel

56. “The longing in my heart is only for you, my dear baby in heaven.”  — Unknown

57. “We were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead.” — Unknown

58. “I carried you every second of your life, and I will love you for every second of mine.” — Unknown

59. “She was born silent into this world, but her little life spoke volumes.” — Unknown

60. “There is no footprint too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.” — Unknown

61. “Any woman who’d ever lost a child knew of the hollowness that remained within the soul.” — Brittainy C. Cherry

62. “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

63. “When a baby is born, it’s a mother’s instinct to protect her baby. When a baby dies, it’s a mother’s instinct to protect their memory.” — Unknown

64. “Though your body may heal quickly, the emotional wound of your pregnancy loss may linger. Give yourself time to grieve.” — Unknown

65. “You were but a drop of rain to the eye but managed to flood my heart with love during your brief time with us.” — Unknown

Miscarriage quotes that will bring you tears or encourage you to talk about it

66. “Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.” — Unknown

67. “I wish I could have held you just once before you left us.” — Conan Gray

68. “I would have given my last breath to see you take your first.” — Unknown

69. “Imagine a love so strong it made saying hello and goodbye in the same day worth all the pain.” — Unknown

70. “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

71. “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

72. “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

73. “I felt lost and alone, and I felt like I failed. I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.” — Michelle Obama

74. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” — Jay Neugeboren, An Orphan’s Tale

75. “I think that’s one of the reasons women don’t tell people when they’ve had a miscarriage—they think it’s their fault. I remember I worried what my in-laws would think, which is so crazy. I thought they’d think their son had married a terrible person. Also, because I made the mistake of telling people as soon as I got pregnant, I then had to tell them the bad news and then I felt like I was burdening them.” — Ali Wong

Miscarriage quotes for whatever stage of grief you are experiencing

76. “My baby sleeps with the moon and the stars.” — Unknown

77. “Our children change us, whether they live or not.” — Unknown

78. “Do not muffle your cries, for they are the sound of pregnancy loss.” — Unknown

79. “There is no time limit to healing. You take as much time as you need.” — S.L Gray

80. “Even when tears no longer stain my face, my heart is still stained by miscarriage.” — Unknown

81. “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.” — Mary VanHaute

82. “I never heard you, but I hear you. I never held you, but I feel you. I never knew you, but I love you.” — Unknown

83. “The strongest person in the world is a grieving mother that wakes up and keeps going every day.” — Unknown

84. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

85. “You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life, always.” — Unknown

Miscarriage quotes that let you sit with the hurt

86. “I prayed that God would bless us with a baby. Each child is a gift, and I am proud that we cooperated with God in the creation of a new soul for all eternity. Although not with me, my baby lives.” -Christine O’Keefe Lafser

87. “All I could do was cry; I felt desolate, the tears rolling down my cheeks as I tried to comprehend what had happened.” -Colette Centeno Fox

88. “Grief is wild like the sea, but it doesn’t need to destroy us. We can’t conquer it, but we can navigate it, and we can find Jesus there too.” -Ariel Booker

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89. “An interrupted pregnancy is something personal and private. There is always a story behind the loss of a child. Let us not dismiss that story but listen to it with love and compassion.” -Adriana Vandelinde

90. “Being an almost mother isn’t a thing. You have seven children, whether they made it here or not doesn’t take away from the fact they existed. They were yours, and they were loved fully if only for those small moments.” -Brittainy C. Cherry

91. “In lieu of letting go of our trauma and rather than healing completely, in my experience, we learn how to carry it and there are some days when it is heavier than others. Some days, I hardly know it is there, distracted as I am by present joys and excitement; while other days, the burden is cripplingly-heavy and I can hardly breathe under the weight of grief.” -L.M. Browning

92. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.” -Christina Greer

93. “I felt like I was being carried over the threshold of a sisterhood of loss. I knew I was not walking alone, and that eventually I would bob back up to the surface of the deep, because the women around me showed me what healing looks like.” -Anna White

94. “Ann: How my heart has ached. How empty I have felt. How I’ve ached to hold my two babies.” -K. Howard Joslin

95. “…hope is never wasted. Even if what I hoped for did not come to fruition as I had imagined, as I had hoped.”  -Natalie Brenner

Miscarriage quotes to remember departed little angels

96. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

97. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

98. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

99. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. Barrie

100. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

101. Heaven gained another angel and you should be glad.” – Unknown

102. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis

103. “Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.” Bubbles,” The Wire

104. “When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.” – Korean Proverb

105. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis

Miscarriage Qoutes To Make Acceptance Lighter

106. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” — A.A. Milne

107. “This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy.” — Nicholas Sparks

108. “I had these guilty feelings of, ‘If I can’t even take care of a child for a week in my stomach, I can’t raise a child on my own.’ I felt guilty to Andrew that I had lost his child, and I felt guilty to God that I lost his child.” — Shawn Johnson

109. “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 at all.” — Giuliana Rancic

110. “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

111. “Do you want to get into my life? Just because you’ve brought it up, I’ve had three miscarriages, but I know what it’s like to be pregnant.” — Barbara Walters

112. “I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them. I don’t say it’s a walk in the park. But what are you going to do? We just try again.” — Courteney Cox

113. “I carry your heart with me, I am never without it.” — E. E. Cummings

114. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh

115. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”—A. A. Milne

Which of these miscarriage quotes resonated with you?

Others might not understand that you are grieving, but they don’t have to. You have experienced a substantial loss and that brings with it many emotions.

You may feel intense sadness and loss, but you may also feel things guilt and failure. It’s normal to struggle with feeling like you failed, but you didn’t.

You may feel you have a roller coaster of emotions for a while, and that’s normal. Allow yourself to experience your emotions. Allow yourself to grieve.

Your baby is your baby, and that can never be taken away. There will always be a special place in your heart reserved for your child, even if you never held them in your arms. 

Which of these helpful miscarriage quotes made you feel better? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below.

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  1. Rebecca Magro

    February 25, 2020 at 7:59 AM

    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 <3

    This qoute made me cry my heart out .. My mother always says to me everything happens for a reason .. but I wish what kind of reason this could have been to take my bbaby away from me .. miss him forever

  2. Jerfiene Marie Velos

    February 20, 2020 at 7:13 AM

    Baby, you are my hero. You made me become a better person. I love you with all of my heart. Love, Mama.

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