Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

pregnancy Photo by Crystal Gard @ http://www.gardhub.ca

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In October of 1988 Ronald Reagan proclaimed that October would be dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance so that parents would not have top grieve alone.   Robyn Bear  created a great website  http://www.october15th.com/ on this site you can find great information on support groups and even purchase items from their shop to remember your little one.     Through her website Robyn has started a ceremony called “Waive of Light”    For this you light a candle at 7 pm and let that burn for at least 1 HOUR. The idea is that it would create one continuous wave of light throughout the entire world.     This is a great ceremony for anyone that has suffered any kind of infant or pregnancy loss and  I think it can be very helpful to many who are remembering their losses and to help everyone know that they are not alone in this.

So at 7 pm tonight join me in lighting a candle and letting it burn for 1 hour.

Photo by Crystal Gard @ http://www.gardhub.ca

Author: Crystal Gard

I’m a 28 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!

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12 thoughts on “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

  1. Elizabeth O. says:

    A lot of women lose their child during pregnancy and it’s something that we should raise awareness on because these women aren’t given the support that they need. Most of them feel ashamed and guilty and that’s not what’s supposed to happen.

  2. Rosey says:

    We know many who have lost a child. Some in our family. It’s such a very personal and always difficult time. That is true long after it happens. 🙁

  3. I used to work in the NICU and sometimes I would have to walk through this journey with a mom. It was always so heart-wrenching. I’m so glad that we are doing more to recognize and support them through this loss.

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