Until not so many years ago, when a baby was stillborn, it was taken away immediately from the mother. Not only was she not allowed to see her own child, but she was urged to forget about it and just try again. Often the subsequent child was named with the same name the parents had chosen for their stillborn child.
Now we are (mostly) given the choice if we want to see our baby. If you are reading this and your baby has not been born yet, think about what you want now, but also try to think ahead as not to have regrets.
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