Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day – October 15th

Those of us with endometriosis are at an increased risk for infertility and miscarriages. There are multiple factors for this, and that’s a whole other post. Another time and another place. Many of have experienced miscarriages and stillborns and know the pain that loss brings into their lives. They weep for those lost toes. They mourn the giggles they’ll never hear. And they endlessly imagine what their baby would’ve had look liked, sounded like, and grown up to be. And they never stop asking themselves why. But you don’t need a chronic illness to experience this devastating loss. You can be perfectly healthy and for no reason lose your child, lose your growing baby.

According to the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day website:

  • 983,000 babies died in 1996, from miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • In 1995, 15.7% of pregnancies ended in fetal demise, miscarriage or stillbirth.
  • Those figures don’t include neonatal loss, SIDS, or other causes.*
  • (the above is a direct quote but I can’t get WP to format correctly)

    At 7 p.m. people are united by one candle flame of light in honor of all the little angels lost in pregnancy and after birth. Congress recognized this as an official day of remembrance, let us now unite to help the healing begin and to remember.

    Someone close to me has a personal connection to this day, as some of my followers already know. It’s devastating when pregnancy and infant loss touches your life or those of your loved ones. It leaves you feeling powerless. But today we can light a candle and feel that we bind together in remembering.

     

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