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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2012

Author: greenwrite
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Every year in the United States approximately 2 million women experience pregnancy loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, and other causes. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members.
The remembrance day also includes The International Wave of Light. Participants are asked to light a candle at 7:00 P.M. in their respective time zones and leave it burning for at least an hour. The resulting chain of light will span the globe for 24 hours to honor and remember children who die during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
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Comments (2)

Fri, Mar. 08, 2013

awareness of this is a good

awareness of this is a good thing there needs to be programs to support family's financially having to go back to work after this is so hard and unless you have been through it people dont really understand how hard it is

Mon, Oct. 15, 2012

my Katie

My 2nd daughter - Katie - was born in February of 1970 before RhoGam was available & was lost in just 4 days - due to Rh disease. Sadly, I was not able to hold her or see her after her death. Luckily nowadays, things are different & mothers are not separated from high risk infants as they were then. We have come a long way. I light a candle for her and all the babies lost.