Mending Invisible Wings is a book written by Mary Burgess, a doula whose first birth she attended was for a dear friend. Her friend’s labor was wonderful but the birth, tragic.
Below is a poem dedicated to those who have lost a baby during pregnancy. The poem can be found in Mary’s book Mending Invisible Wings.
A Birth Healing Blessing
Blessed sister, beautiful one with broken wings.
Your journey is a difficult one
that no mother should have to endure.
Your path is steep, rocky and slippery
and your tender heart is in need of gentle healing.
Breathe deeply and know that you are loved.
You are not alone,
though at times, you will feel like a
desolate island of grief
Close your eyes.
Seek the wisdom of women who have walked this well-worn path before you,
and before you yourself were born.
These beautiful ones
with eyes like yours
have shared your pain, and
weathered the storms of loss.
You are not alone (breathe in)
You will go on (breathe out)
Your wings will mend (breathe in)
You are loved (breathe out).