Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

According to a 2004 National Vital Statistics Report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2000, 15.6% or 1,003,000 of the 6,401,000 pregnancies in the United States ended in either a miscarriage or stillbirth; the CDC also indicates that in 2003 the number of live births in the United States was 4,093,000; of those births, 27,500 ended in the death of an infant under the age of one.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is to promote Support, Education and Awareness for grieving parents nationwide (and worldwide).

Too many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss. Our goal is to help others relate to our loss, know what to say, do or not say, not do and to help families live with their loss, not "get over" their loss.

from http://www.october15th.com/


We lost 3 babies. I think of them often.

3 comments:

Bethany said...

I found your link on a PCOS forum! A family I have followed online has a lot of info: www.smithangels.com They have two darling little girls! Check them out. She is SO HELPFUL.

Julie said...

thanks Bethany! :)

Yaya said...

(((hugs)))