On Deciding What To Do With Your Newborn’s Body


After holding him for some time in the delivery room, the same room where I myself had delivered hundred of babies and passed them on to families beaming with tears of joy, I was asked about his body.

His body? His body. Oh, his body.

How do you process that as a parent?

How do you process that when you have been a parent for all of three minutes?

It’s even harder when the person in the morgue tells you

“We can’t keep his body here forever, you know.”

Dr. Jen Gunter explains how you try anyway. This is one hell of a post.

It took 32 days to decide what to do with my son’s body. On grief, ethics, and death. | Dr. Jen Gunter.

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