It's time for women to stop being silent about their loss of pregnancy or loss of infant. Join me as I do all I can to bring about a nationwide awareness to this cause!
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to stillborn, miscarriage, SIDS,, or the death of a baby. It is observed annually in the USA and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia, New South Wales and in Italy on October 15th.
The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 p.m.
NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY
Each and every day, in communities across America, expectant moms will feel their baby’s first kick; parents will listen to their newborn’s first cry; and families will celebrate the birthday of a healthy baby.
Also each and every day, 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden, unexpected infant deaths; more than 70 new parents will have to stare sadly their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death.
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed annually in the United States on October 15. It is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes, but is not limited to, miscarriage, still birth, SIDS or the death of a newborn.
Each year this day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle lighting vigils.
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On October 25, 1988 the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States when then-President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October in 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
In 2002, the October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Campaign bean as an American movement. Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown and Tammy Novak petitioned the federal government as well as the governors of each of the 50 states resulting in 20 states signing proclamations recognizing October 15, 2002 as the first observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD). As a further result of the American campaign effort, Concurrent Resolution H.Con>RES.222 supporting the goals and ideals of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day was passed in the House of Representatives on September 28, 2006.
All 50 states have yearly proclamations with 8 states enacting permanent proclamations. These states are: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and South Dakota
Our babies mattered, to us no matter if we loss them while still in the womb, or they passed away afterbirth.