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The loss of a baby is a very sad event. It can be hard for people who have not experienced this type of loss to know what to do. Social support is one of the ways that humans get through grief, and how you respond to your colleague affects their experience of coming back to work. The author is still haunted by the experiences of grieving parents and offers ways to support team members. There is nothing you can do to make your employee's return to work less painful. By following their instructions, you can help your colleagues feel supported and appreciated.

It's tragic. It's really sad. It's unbelievable. The sad reality of losing a baby is what the words we choose fall woefully short of.