31 Songs About Pregnancy Loss To Help You Grieve

If you have experienced a miscarriage or other pregnancy loss, it is essential that you take steps to take care of your mental and physical health. Your mental health is likely the last thing on your mind as you navigate your grief, but so important so that you can work through the emotions. The loss of a baby is one of the most heartbreaking experiences you can go through. People process grief differently. One way to help process grief is by listening to meaningful music. Music therapy has been shown time and time again to be an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and more. Have you ever heard that perfect song that helped you feel better or evoked a strong emotion out of you? In this post we will discuss some songs about miscarriage and songs for stillborn babies that may help you get through your grief.

Whether you are looking for pop songs, christian songs, or a country song, there is something on the list for you. These songs are not just for those who have experienced a loss, but also for friends and family who want to support and understand their loved ones during this difficult time. These heartbreaking lyrics express the pain and sorrow that many people feel after a pregnancy loss, and can be a source of healing.

Check out the Finding Hope After Loss Podcast to hear stories from other loss parents and how they have dealt with the grief after loss.

How Can Music Help With Grief After Baby Loss?

Music can be a powerful tool for processing and expressing emotions. It can help us feel less alone in our pain, and provide an outlet for those intense feelings that are hard to put into words. Music has the ability to connect with our hearts and bring out deep-seated emotions that we may not even know how to express otherwise. Listening to music after a pregnancy loss can also serve as a form of self-care, allowing you to take some time for yourself and your emotions. Whether this is the first time you have gone through loss or it has been a long journey, music can help you in your healing process. Losing your beautiful child can be such a difficult subject to talk about, so anything that can help you express yourself is worth trying.

You can listen to these songs alone, with a close friend or family member, or even as a part of regular therapy. It is important to find what works best for you during the process of healing. Many of the following songs would also be suitable to play at a child’s funeral or memorial service. 

Songs About Baby Loss

1. “Winter Bear” – Coby Grant – Grant wrote this song about a couple she knew that had a stillborn baby. She wrote the song thinking also of all the other people she knew that had experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

“I knew you before I knew your name. I loved you before I saw your face. I longed for you all that time. And I held your heart in mine.”

2. “I Would Die For That” – Kellie Coffey – Coffey experienced fertility troubles and the pain of miscarriage. She wrote this expressing all the sadness and grief she felt in her personal life at the difficulty of her journey to start a family.

“Cause I would die for that. Just to have one chance to hold in my hands all that they have.”

3. “More” – Halsey – Halsey has been open about her fertility struggles and her losses. This song was written about Halsey’s struggle with endometriosis and her multiple pregnancy losses.

“They told me it’s useless, there’s no hope in store. But somehow I just want you more.”

4. “Small Bump” – Ed Sheeran – Sheeran wrote this pop song for a friend who experienced a pregnancy loss at four months pregnant. He chose to write it from the perspective of his friend who experienced the loss.

“Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months, then torn from life. Maybe you were needed up there. But we’re still unaware as why.”

5. “Gone Too Soon” – Chris Daughtry – Daughtry wrote this song after the birth of his twins. It came to have a double meaning because he found after playing it for his brother, that his brother’s wife had experienced a pregnancy loss in a prior year.

“One thing is evident. Would have given all I had. Would have loved you like no other.”

6. “Spark” – Tori Amos – Amos wrote this song after she suffered a pregnancy loss in her third month of pregnancy. She was angry at the world and angry at God and used this to motivate writing her music.

“She’s convinced she could hold back a glacier, but she couldn’t keep baby alive. Doubting if there’s a woman in there somewhere.”

7. “Happy” – Pink- Pink was partially motivated to write this song because of a miscarriage she experienced at only 17 years old. She talks of not liking her body at the time and part of it was because of this miscarriage.

“‘Cause I don’t want to be this way forever. Keep telling myself that I’ll get better. Every time I try I always stop me.”

A woman rests her head on her hands with her eyes closed.  She is listening to music on her headphones.

8. “Something’s Not Right” – Lily Allen – This song was written by Allen after she suffered a pregnancy loss. It refers to when some women know something is not right when they are going through or about to go through a loss.

“We had forever. We never got it together. I waited for you, for you I made it better.”

9. “Thy Will” – Hillary Scott – Scott wrote this song in 2015 after experiencing a miscarriage. She talks about the difficulty in returning back to “normal” life after experiencing a pregnancy loss. Scott writes it as a letter to God about not understanding why bad things like pregnancy loss happen.

“I’m so confused. I know I heard You loud and clear. So I followed through. Somehow I ended up here.”

10. “Heaven” – Beyoncé – Beyoncé wrote this song after her miscarriage about Heaven not being able to wait and her child being taken too soon. It does not mention a child specifically, but she has been open about having a loss.

“Heaven couldn’t wait for you. So go on, go home.”

11. “I Still Know You” – Jacob Lee – Lee created this song that tells of a couple that is experiencing a pregnancy loss. He writes it from the perspective of the father trying to piece together what happened while looking upon the mother of the child.

“And though I’ll never be able to describe how you were born with your Mother’s eyes. And how your hands felt when they met mine.”

12. “Giving You Back” – Robyn – Robyn used this song to share her experience with terminating a pregnancy and the emotions that go along with that decision. This subject is deeply personal and something that many feel they cannot share or talk about.

“And it hurts me so to let you go. I want you to live but I’m not all I wanna give.”

13. “You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song)” – Mandisa – Mandisa was performing at a concert when she met a pregnant woman. She found out a week later that the baby, Andrew, had been stillborn. She wrote this song from Andrew’s perspective about all the things he was seeing in Heaven.

“What you think you see isn’t really me. I’m already home. You’ve got to lay it down ’cause Jesus holds me now. And I am not alone.”

14. “I Will Carry You (Audrey’s Song)” – Selah – This song talks of a couple (lead singer of Selah and his wife) that received devastating news about their baby during an ultrasound. They were told she was incompatible with life and would need to terminate. Instead, they chose to carry her as long as they could and got to spend a few short hours with her after she was born.

“I will carry you while your heart beats here. Long beyond the empty cradle through the coming years.”

15. “Little Invitro” – Gary Numan – Numan wrote this song after he and his wife experienced a pregnancy loss. It talks about the grief and anger he felt after losing his unborn baby.

“How in the world can we ever smile again. How in the world can we live without you.”

16. “Evergone” ​- Christina Perri – Perri wrote this song after she experienced a pregnancy loss. It talks of the overwhelming feelings and sadness that one experiences during such a difficult time. On the anniversary of the day Rosie, her daughter, was stillborn, she released a new album of lullabies dedicted to her daughter.

“I don’t wanna keep going on without you. Grow around the pain if I have to.”

17. “Who You’d Be Today” – Kenny Chesney – Chesney wrote this song after experiencing the loss of a friend. Though the song is not specifically about the loss of a child, the lyrics remind us to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones as we never know when they will be gone.

“Sunny days seem to hurt the most, I wear the pain like a heavy coat. I feel you everywhere I go.”

18. “To Where You Are” – Josh Groban – Groban wrote this song in honor of his best friend’s brother who had passed away. It speaks to the pain and longing for someone who is no longer with us, but also the hope that they are at peace in a better place.

“Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile.”

19. “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)” – Billy Joel – Joel wrote this song for his daughter, but it can also be a beautiful tribute to a lost child. It speaks of the unconditional love and bond between parent and child that will never fade, even in death.

“Goodnight my angel, now it’s time to dream. And dream how wonderful your life will be.”

20. “A Mother’s Prayer” – Celine Dion – Dion wrote this song for her son and it can also be a heartfelt prayer for any lost child. It speaks of the deep love and connection between a mother and her child, even when they are no longer together.

“Guide her with your grace. Give her faith so she’ll be safe.”

21. “Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton – Clapton wrote this emotional song in memory of his young son who tragically passed away. Though the lyrics are not specifically about miscarriage, they are about child loss.

“Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven? Would it be the same if I saw you in Heaven?”

22. “Let Me Go” – Gary Barlow – In a TV documentary, Barlow opened up about the pain and guilt he felt after experiencing a stillbirth with his wife. This song is a reflection of those feelings and speaks to the heartache of losing a child before they even have a chance at life. It shares the perspective of a spouse going through the painful memories of losing a child.

“To be loved, but never loved. To have, but never hold.”

23. “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” – Taylor Swift – This song speaks to the overwhelming love and loss that comes with losing a child, and how they will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

“Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye​. You’re bigger than the whole sky.”

A woman wearing white headphones and a white sweater lays on a cough with her hand over her face.

24. “Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood – Country singer, and former contestant on American Idol, Carrie Underwood wrote this song about her experience of multiple miscarriages and the emotional toll it took on her. It speaks to the strength and resilience of women who have gone through pregnancy loss.

“And you can pretty lie and say it’s okay, You can pretty smile and just walk away.”

25. “For Baby (For Bobby)” – John Denver – Denver wrote this song as a tribute to the everlasting love between a parent and child. It signifies that even when our babies are not here with us, our love for them will be in our hearts forever.

“And the wind will whisper your name to me. Little birds will sing along in time.”

26. “Baby Mine” – Bette Midler – This song was featured in the Disney movie Dumbo. It speaks of the unconditional love and longing for our babies, even if they are no longer with us.

“Rest your head close to my heart. Never to part, baby of mine.”

27. “One More Day” – Diamond Rio – This song is about a man who has loses a loved one and wishes for just one more day with her. Though it may not be specifically about baby loss, the emotions conveyed in this song can apply to anyone who has lost a loved one too soon.

“One more day, one more time, one more sunset…”

28. “Glory” – Jay-Z – This song by Jay-Z features his rainbow baby, Blue Ivy, and speaks to the pain and loss past miscarriages. It also acknowledges that despite this tragedy, there is still beauty and joy in life.

“The most amazing feeling I feel. Words can’t describe the feeling, for real.”

29. “It’s Never Easy to Say Goodbye” – Wynonna Judd – This song acknowledges the heartache and sadness of saying goodbye, but also reminds us that they will always hold a special place in our hearts.

“It ain’t easy to ever say goodbye. It ain’t easy lettin’ go of the ones you love.”

30. “Glory Baby” – Watermark – This Christian song is a tribute to all the babies and children who were taken too soon. It speaks of the hope that we will see them again one day in Heaven.

“Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby, baby.”

31. “The Last Lullaby” – Itty Bitty Beats – The creation of this song was inspired by the loss of the singer’s son at just 3 days old. This beautiful lullaby is a heartwarming tribute to all the angel babies who left this world too soon. It speaks of the pain and sadness but also offers comfort and hope that they are now at peace.

“This is our last lullaby for you darling, I’ll find you in the lull of the evening.”

This list of songs is a great way to help bereaved parents through the grieving process after experiencing a loss. If you are struggling with the emotions of losing your unborn child, these songs can be healing and provide some comfort. Remember that it is okay to grieve in whatever way most helps you. Sometimes music can be the best form of therapy. Whether you listen to these songs alone or with a loved one, know that you are not alone in your pain and that there is hope for healing. The most important thing is to remember that your baby will always hold a special place in your heart, no matter how short their time on this earth may have been. 

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