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If you lost a baby at 17 weeks, do u think the doctor lets you hold the baby?


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Asked by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I had a friend who lost a baby around that time and they let her hold the baby. I guess it will depend on the doctor.

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I honestly don't know if the doctor would let you or not but I think they should. But I did want to say that I am very sorry for you loss!!!

    Answer by My3LittleGirls at 6:38 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Technically yes,but it depends on the condition of the baby too and how she gave birth to him/her. Some doctors don't want to traumatize you if the child is deformed. I'd be pushing for holding it regardless.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:40 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • If you want to... you have to make your feelings known or have someone do it for you...
    honestly when I lost my baby I didn't want to say any words.

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:44 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • they will give a keepsake with the child's feet prints on a paper if you ask

    Answer by angevil53 at 6:45 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • In a lot of cases, the staff will ask. In the older days it was thought to do more harm than good, but nowadays, it's considered to be an integral part of the grieving process.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:54 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

    Answer by Shannon706 at 7:43 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • yes they do. sorry to hear that.

    Answer by reesemom at 7:50 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

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