Grieving means feeling and expressing all the emotions you have about the death of someone important to you. No-one expects their child to die before them. It is out of the natural order of things. It feels more like something that should never have happened.

Parents begin their relationship with their baby long before the birth and may experience grief for babies who die before they are born or where pregnancies or where pregnancy is terminated.

When a child or young person experiences the death of someone important to them, lives can be devastated. Grieving is different for everyone. There is no right way to do it. We do as we must, in our own way, at our own pace. This is no less true for children and young people than it is for adults.