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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Author: greenwrite

Every year in the United States approximately 2 million women experience pregnancy loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, and other causes. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members.

The remembrance day also includes The International Wave of Light. Participants are asked to light a candle at 7:00 P.M. in their respective time zones and leave it burning for at least an hour. The resulting chain of light will span the globe for 24 hours to honor and remember children who die during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

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perfectylypink
11/28/11
I was the mother of two beautiful kids one was two and the other 3 and half months march 29th I lost my smallest baby I was the hardest thing I thought I could ever deal with and on took of that she had died of Sids so I was completly confused about what I had did wrong but I hadn't done anything a short while latter I met my husband and we had got pregnate I was so excited untill I had a really bad miscarriage and the doctor toldr I couldn't have anymore children I was so hurt but God pulled through for me and I had 3 girls and im pregnate agian
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nannie5
10/19/11
Our Son Derek was still born Oct 19 1995. You never forget the pain of a lost of a child . I know i have a child in heaven . thanks for this site . You are a blessing to alot of people.
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amanda
10/19/11
This is so beautiful. My best friend lost her baby around 16 weeks due to her chemo for Leukemia. Not only did we lose our precious baby Deklin, but we lost her shortly after. You both are forever in our hearts. We love you Cynthia and Deklin
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osofast2
10/17/11
I had no idea that this was going on. I only had one child. She is 18 now. She was a month early. The doctor had no idea why she was early. It wa March 29' 1993. She stayed in neonatal forn2 weeks. They didn't know if she was going to make it. I am very sad for all the people out there that have lost ther baby's. I wouldn't know the first thing to do other than to say that I am really sorry for your loss. My friend Lisa carried her baby full term and he died right before he was born. It was a boy. It was years before I met her but I just remember after she told me how empty I felt for her. I will say a prayer for all the little ones who have been lost.
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eskipper
10/17/11
I just came across this link on your site and immediately clicked on it. Our first baby, a girl we named Anissa, was stillborn on Jan. 12, 1969. That was many years ago, but writing this I feel that pain in my heart that will never go away. Thank you for this remembrance time.
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purplecarn6@yahoo.com
10/15/11
We lost my granddaughter December 5 2009. SHe was born at 35 weeks. She had a knot in the cord and wrapped around her neck.. We will never forget that beautiful baby. Thank you for doing this. It is nice.. Her name Was Nancy..RIP angel baby