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If you are trying to get pregnant or have experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy loss it can be extremely difficult to sit through a baby dedication ceremony at church. If you are going through a time that is very emotional you may want to skip the service if you know a baby dedication may be a part of it. Different people handle these events differently depending on lots or factors. Some women are able to be happy for other couples in their new parenthood and others have more difficulty celebrating when they are no closer to becoming parents themselves. Some churches have recognized the toll these ceremonies can have on infertile couples and choose to hold baby dedications in a seperate service in the afternoon or evening. Just be honest with yourself where you are in your struggle. Sometimes you may be able to handle it, others it may be too difficult. Other people may or may not understand but you know God does. He understands what you’re heart is going through.

-Cindy

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