Did any of you know about the Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. I saw online that it is October 15th, but I can't find anything up to date on it or what people do on that day. I know we remember our angels everyday but it would be nice to let others know about this day.
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That's a very good point! I know in the UK we are having the awareness week the week before and then the big awareness day is October 15th.
At work we will be having a dressing up day where everyone pays £1 ($2) to come to work dressed in either all pink or all blue. They're a crazy lot, so they'll like that idea! I've also got some of the pink and blue ribbons on a sell or return basis and will be making sure they all get bought.
I know that there are blinkies and stuff we will be able to put in our signatures so that we can make others on preg.org etc. aware of the day, although i think it's pretty well publicised by Admin anyway.
Let me see if i can find something for you to look at...
Oh bless you! What a bittersweet day! Well, it's something that you dont have to do. I dont think anyone would blame you if you marked the occasion on another day and kept 15th October for your anniversary. Goodness knows we have few enough happy days to mark to want to be unhappy on them (in my depressed world anyway).
It's going to be a hard one for us too because it's the day before Zane was born.
I had a m/c on my wedding anniversary, Oct. 9. It sucks. I was spotting brown and I didn't have a good feeling at all, but I had to wait for an appt. because it was a holiday weekend. We went out for dinner (Indian food) on a rainy fall day (my favorite kind) and the whole time I just couldn't be happy. It's been 2 years and I still can't truly enjoy the day without thinking of that loss and all that went with it. It's better now, but as you say Sarah... bittersweet. (((HUGS))) to you both. Take care.
I think it says this on the website... but everyone who is participating is suppossed to light a candle at 7o'clock pm on that day. That way there will be a continual wave of light all around for world for one hour to remember all of our little angels.
I like to think that they're looking down on us, knowing how much we love them and remembering their time here at the same time we are remembering them. I plan to participate... I'm going to light my candle where ever I am at 7.
Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. National observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great 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 on work to prevent causes of these problems.
Health care professionals recognize that trends of recent years, such as smaller family size and postponement of childbearing, adds another dimension of poignancy to the grief of parents who have lost infants. More than 700 local, national and international support groups are supplying programs and strategies designed to help parents cope with their loss. Parents who have suffered their own losses, health care professionals and specially trained hospital staff members are helping newly bereaved parents deal constructively with loss...
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 314, has designated the month of October, as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.
NOW, THEREFORE, I RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.
United States of America
Just wanted to let you wonderful ladies see this. God bless the Gipper. I didn't know about this proclamation until recently. The word needs to be spread. I don't know how it works outside the U.S. but in the states the whole month of October is dedicated to remembering the angels that have been lost.
My EDD for my angel is the day after....October 16. I'm always afraid I'm going to forget it, with all the excitement we have going on in our lives (we'll be moving right around then). Maybe this will help make sure I remember....I'd feel so guilty if I forgot.
Thanks for your hugs Sara and Christa. I'm going to try and Celebrate the day. It will be our second anniversary and the first was marred by some bad things going on in our family so I intend on making up for it.
I cannot imagine having a m/c on your anniversary ((((hugs))))