October is Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month
Did you know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? This month can be a simple way to open the door to conversations about your feelings and your baby. You may want to talk to your family, friends, your community or maybe your spouse or significant other about your child who died.
You May choose to participate in Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day, by lighting a candle in honor of your baby. Get more information and join others across the nation on October 15th.
Wearing a pink and blue Pregnancy Loss Awareness Ribbon during October, or anytime, is a great way to increase awareness and honor your baby. Pregnancy Loss Awareness Ribbons can be handmade with pink and blue ribbon or purchased. The pins should be worn on the left-hand side just above your heart- where your baby already lives.
On October 15, at 7:00 pm in all time zones, families around the United States will light candles in memory all of the precious babies that have been lost during pregnancy or in infancy. Too many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss.
We hope you will join us in this national tribute to create awareness of these tragic infant deaths and provide support to those that are suffering.
Help create a ‘wave’ of light across our nation!
Congressman Tom Latham of Iowa introduced a House Resolution supporting the Goals and Ideals of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15th, and calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation encouraging the American people to honor this special day of remembrance.
We encourage you to contact your local Congressman’s Washington DC Office and ask him or her to Co-Sponsor House Resolution # 222. For more information, and to guide you in your efforts, please visit http://www.october15th.com.
We run this article each October to keep our readers informed on this important, annual event.