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150+ Miscarriage Quotes for Immediate Comfort

Lindsay Scott
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The loss of an unborn baby is one of life’s harshest experiences. From the highs of expecting another family member to the lows of a sudden end to that plan, miscarriage can shatter many expectant parents. 

With 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in this way, you are likely to know someone in need of comfort or counseling. We’ve compiled a list of 150+ heartfelt miscarriage quotes for you to use when consoling others during their grief. If you’d like to provide a sympathy gift alongside your message then see our curated list of popular ideas here

Miscarriage Quotes and Stillborn Quotes

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A heart of gold stopped beating, Two smiling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. – Unknown

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

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

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

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

A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr Seuss

A piece of my heart will never be at peace again. – Unknown

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

Any woman who’d ever lost a child knew of the hollowness that remained within the soul. – Brittainy Cherry

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

As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us. – T.C. Ring

At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it. – L.M. Montgomery

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

Blaming the woman for the loss of a child is like blaming the soldier for the loss of his life in battle. – Katherine Longshore

Daddy, please don’t look so sad, Mama please don’t cry. Cause I am in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies. – Unknown

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

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

Even when tears no longer stain my face, my heart is still stained by miscarriage. – Unknown

For the day will come where you see your unborn baby, not through tears of sorrow but a smile in memory of his short time with you on earth. – Unknown

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

Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love. – Unknown

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

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

How very quietly you tiptoed into our world, silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footprints have left upon our hearts. – Dorothy Ferguson

I carry your heart with me, I am never without it. – E. E. Cummings

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

I told myself, if it can happen once, it can happen again. – Brooke Shields

I will always wonder who you would have been. – Unknown

I wish I could have held you just once before you left us. – Unknown

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. – Unknown

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. – Winnie the Pooh

It hurts because it matters. – John Green

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

It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay. – Unknown

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

Listen for my footfall in your heart. I am not gone but merely walk within you. – Nicholas Evans

May you find hope and healing with your loved ones as you mourn the loss of your miracle. – Unknown

Maybe learning to live with the question marks, recognizing that closure does not always occur, is all I really needed to do. I hadn’t expected, coming from a world that fights to see life’s beginnings in black and white, to be so comforted by a shade of gray. – Peggy Orenstein

My cries cannot fill the silence my baby’s cries should have filled. – Unknown

Oh precious, tiny, sweet little one you will always be to me. So perfect, pure, and innocent. Just as you were meant to be. – Unknown

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. – Proverb

She/he was born silent into this world, but their little life spoke volumes. – Unknown

Since my miscarriage, my emotions run from a deep love to deep anger to deep sadness. Know, dear child in heaven, that your loss is felt deeply in my soul. – Unknown

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

Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain. –  Christina Greer

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. – A. A. Milne

Sometimes when life doesn’t work out as you planned, there is a greater force at work. – Deanna Kahler

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart. – Helen Keller

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

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. – Thornton Wilder

The loss of a baby is a promise broken. – Unknown

The song is ended but the melody lingers on… – Irving Berlin

The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking. – James Patterson

There are many helps to surviving, but only one key. The key is acceptance, not acceptance of you loss. Rather acceptance of the grief process. – Elizabeth B. Brown

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

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

These are my footprints, so perfect and so small. These tiny footprints never touched the ground at all. – Tamara Barker

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever. – Unknown

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets

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. – Brittainy Cherry

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering. – Helen Keller

We little knew that morning, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. – Ron Tranmer

We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it. – Elizabeth Berrien

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

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

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

When one person is missing the whole world seems empty. – Pat Schweibert

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

You become a mother the moment you become pregnant, and you remain a mother forever. – Unknown

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

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

Your fingerprints are on my heart. – Tom Krause

Miscarriage Motivational Quotes

Miscarriage Motivational Quotes

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. – Emile Coue

Grief does not change you. It reveals you. – John Green

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie the Pooh

Just because we lost a life, doesn’t mean we have to lose ourselves. – Tamara Gabriel

Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle. – Stacey Urrutia

Only through the significant loss of my loved ones have I truly begun to live. When their eyes closed, mine were opened. – Angie Corbett-Kuiper

We can’t deny our journey. We can’t pretend we’re fine when we’re not. All we can do is own it – own our suffering. – L.M. Browning

We do not have control over many things in life and death but we do have control over the meaning we give it. – Nathalie Himmelrich

You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair. – Eva Ibbotson

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. – Bob Marley

Pregnancy Loss Quotes

Miscarriage Anniversary Quotes

Do not let your heart be empty, but instead filled with the prayers of healing upon the loss of your pregnancy. – Unknown

Do not muffle your cries, for they are the sound of pregnancy loss. – Unknown

Feelings of emptiness may overwhelm you after the loss of a pregnancy, but know that you are overwhelmed with my love and prayers. – Unknown

Losing a pregnancy is like losing a part of oneself that will never be made whole again. – Unknown

May you find physical and emotional healing in your own time after your pregnancy loss. – Unknown

The small kicks, the tiny bumps, the stretched womb; the loss of a pregnancy is felt beyond the heart. – Unknown

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

Butterfly Miscarriage Quotes

Butterfly Miscarriage Quotes edited scaled

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it. – Unknown

As a butterfly graces our lives with one moment’s fragile beauty, so too has your baby’s presence blessed you, and those that surround you, with their short life and unique spirit. – Unknown

Butterflies hover and feathers appear whenever lost loved ones and angels are near. – Mary Jac

I have no tears left to cry, you’ve flown away my butterfly. – Angela Schmeider

May you find peace and joy with each butterfly that passes by, knowing that your baby lives on in the hearts of all she touched. – Unknown

Miscarriage Baby Angel Quotes

Miscarriage Baby Angel Quotes

An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. Then whispered as she closed the book ‘too beautiful for earth’. – Unknown

Because of you I believe in angels. – Unknown

Heaven gained the tiniest angel. – Unknown

Heaven got the best angel ever, ours… – Unknown

Never to part, always in my heart, angel of mine. – Unknown

Once in a while children come into this world, so special that the angels need these precious ones. To sing in Heaven and light up the world from above. – Unknown

The trumpets sounded and the choir of angels sang their song of praise and sorrow upon the arrival of your baby in heaven. – Unknown

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou

We were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead. – Unknown

You were taken on angel’s wings as you sweetly and quietly slept. And returned to heaven before we knew that you had even left. – Unknown

Miscarriage Quotes Bible

Miscarriage Quotes Bible

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. – Ecclesiastes 11:5 

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. – 3. Jeremiah 1:5 

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 19:14

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! – 2. Isaiah 49:15 

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live. – Ezekiel 18:32 

For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. – Luke 20:36

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27

So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. – Matthew 18:14  

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18

Therefore you too have grief now, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. – John 16:22

Miscarriage Anniversary Quotes

miscarriage anniversary quotes

Anyone who says that time heals all wounds hasn’t truly grieved. – Unknown

Death cannot kill true love, but it can drain all the colors from the world- truly, my world has been gray for the past year. – Unknown

Each day, for 365 days, you have marked your loss with memory. That’s a powerful thing, and it makes your connection stronger. – Unknown

Henceforth, you will remain in my prayers, heart and mind. – Unknown

In grief, one year can seem like a few days. Time loses meaning, but our memories never can. – Unknown

Losing you was difficult. Learning to live without you this year has been even harder. – Unknown

This year has shown me that time can pass quickly and slowly all at once. – Unknown

We can measure time, but we cannot measure loss. It has been a year, but there is no way to set a milestone or a limit on the grief. Take your time. – Unknown

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

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

Your memory has walked beside me for a year, and I’m so grateful for the company. – Unknown

Miscarriage Quotes FAQs

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What is the miscarriage flower?

The poppy flower is commonly gifted to those who have suffered a miscarriage. Its vivid, bright petals mark remembrance, consolidation, and peace in death.

What to say to someone who miscarried?

Here are some meaningful words to say to someone who has suffered a miscarriage:
“I’m sorry for your loss. I’m here for you if you need anything.”
“It’s okay to grieve for as long as you need.”
“I’m thinking of you and remember that you’re not alone.”
“Remember that you’re a wonderful person and we love you.”
“You’re not to blame for this”

What not to say to someone who had a miscarriage?

Here’s a list of common phrases to avoid saying to someone who has suffered a miscarriage:
“I know how you feel.”
“Miscarriages are very common, it’s not a big deal.”
“At least you can be grateful for your other children.”
“Maybe you should stress or work less.”
“Have you tried IVF?”

How do I remember my miscarried baby?

Keep something of significance in memory of your baby. Many mothers choose to wear symbolic jewelry of an angel or infinity symbol. Other ideas include planting a memorial tree, getting a decor item with a quote, or donating to a charity in the child’s honor.

What to do for someone who miscarried?

Sometimes the best thing you can do is to offer to be there or ask how you can provide support. Allow them to grieve at their own pace and validate that it’s okay to be sad over the loss.

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Lindsay is a former funeral home director with over 23 years’ experience in the field. When she is not writing articles, Lindsay spends time with her energetic terrier and her ever-expanding brood of grandchildren.