Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15 is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day each year. Light a candle at 7 PM to remember those we have lost.

Candle burning against a black background

In all 50 states in the US, October 15 is recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This has been spreading around the world also.

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan ProclaimedOctober as National Pregnancy and Infant LossAwareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, theyare called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or hispartner, they are called a widow or widower. Whenparents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describethem. This month recognizes the loss so many parentsexperience across the United States and around theworld. It is also meant to inform and provide resourcesfor parents who have lost children due to miscarriage,ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birthdefects, SIDS, and other causes.” 

 On October 15 at 7 PM in your time zone, you can participate by lighting a candle and leaving it lit for one hour. 

What a great way for those who have experience loss to come together! Many of you know about my story in losing a baby: Miscarriage and Stillbirth

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Pregnancy and infant loss day