This is difficult for any parent to face. The baby you planned to spend the rest of your life with- to nurture and watch grow into a young child, teenager, and adult is not alive anymore. Are you still a parent? What is your role if this was your only child?
Yes, you absolutely still are a parent. You just have a different relationship with your child. It is a spiritual relationship and a relationship based on memories.
Butterfly Kiss from Jenn
Often, in the beginning, I felt very sad that my chance to parent my baby was taken from me. But when feelings like this arose, I tried to “talk” to my baby. I said a little prayer and spoke to him. Talking with him made him feel closer to me. You can also get out something that reminds you of your baby- a baby blanket or photo album of his life. Just holding the blanket or going through the pictures of his life can remind you that you will always have a connection with him as his parent.