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Remembering: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

on October 3, 2012

In October 1988, President Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month.

He said:

“When a child loses a parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experiences across the US and around the world.  It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar  pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS and other causes”

Specifically, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The founders of www.october15th.com are asking everyone, in all time zones worldwide, to join in a candle lighting ceremony at 7pm on Oct. 15 in honor of these losses.

We (Scrambled and Sunnyside) will be sharing with you stories of loss, hope and love throughout the month, and specifically during the week of October 15.  The silent struggle of TTC is hard enough; but feeling muted and alone during these losses can be unbearable.  We hope to provide a forum in which you can relate and respond to people just like you, who need to hear your voice, and want to share theirs.

Love to  you all.

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4 responses to “Remembering: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

  1. Domonique says:

    I recently ordered a ribbon for my car. Should be here any day now. I decided it was time for me to stop hiding as if my pregnancies that I lost were a contagious disease. I speak healing and strength to us all. Thanks for sharing.

    • SunnySide says:

      I’m so very sorry for your losses. It’s so heartbreaking. I hope that special ribbon brings you, and everyone who sees it, some peace. Also, we will be giving away something sentimental in honor of PILAM very soon. Thanks for sharing with us. HUGS to you!!

  2. Scrambled says:

    You are an inspiration. That must be so cathartic for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Lean on those who are like you for strength – we all know the pain involved. Much love to you – big hugs! xoxox

  3. […] October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I reflect on the silent struggle of pregnancy loss.  It’s hard enough keeping inside […]

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