A Reborn DollWhile getting someone a doll that resembles a newborn baby sounds nice, it might be one of the worst things you can give to someone experiencing a miscarriage. Some women may find a reborn doll comforting, but not everyone reacts the same way. Your recipient may find the gift to be disturbing and heartbreaking, so don’t assume that they’re going to love this specific gift.
Images of BabiesIt’s pretty common for most women going through miscarriage to feel uncomfortable or upset around babies. This means that looking at a picture of a child may be enough to feel emotional distress. If you were thinking of getting them an ornament or even a card with a baby on it, you might want to consider a different gift.
PlantsThis one may be a little surprising, as a tree is typically a great gift for coping with miscarriage. But if the person doesn't have the best luck with houseplants, it’s best to stay away from that idea. Watching a plant die may remind them of the child they lost and cause some serious emotional pain. If you know they have a green thumb, get them a plant that’s extremely low-maintenance.
Baby ItemsEven if the person has told you they plan to get pregnant again in the future, do not give them baby care items. You might feel as though it’s a statement of hope, but your statement might be misunderstood. Regardless if they’ve turned to fertility options to help them reproduce, such as IVF treatments to try and help them get pregnant again, it might not happen. You don’t want to give them something for a baby that they may unfortunately never have a chance to use. A couple aged 29 to 33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. So getting pregnant may be a lot harder than you think. Regardless, you will not want to give them a constant reminder of this period in their lives.
When giving someone going through a miscarriage a gift, you have to be extremely careful. Do not give them anything that reminds them of the death, of a baby, or of a potential baby-to-be. You might mean well with the gifts, but they may be taken the wrong way. Just knowing that you're thinking of them and sending your love and support may mean much more than any present you could buy in a store.