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October 15th - Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

What is this day for???

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day was thought of by Robyn Bear. After having had six miscarriages with little to no support, she felt a day was needed for parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and the world to unite and remember these beloved babies. Knowing she couldn't do this alone, she shared her thoughts with Lisa Brown and they decided to do what they could to make this day happen. H.CON.RES.222, House Resolution #222 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15 of every year went to a vote in the House Of Representatives September 28th, 2006. The United States Congress now recognizes October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is recognized throughout the United States and Canada with Remembrance Ceremonies and candle lighting Vigils which coincides with an International Wave of Light with participants lighting candles at 7:00 p.m. around the world to honor and remember our children.

Did You Know?

* 983,000 babies died in 1996, from miscarriage and stillbirth.
* In 1995, 15.7% of pregnancies ended in fetal demise, miscarriage or stillbirth.
* Those figures don't include neonatal loss, SIDS, or other causes.*

*According to The Center for Disease Control Trends in Pregnancies and Pregnancy Rates by Outcome Vital Health Stat (21)56 done in January 2000

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is to promote Support, Education and Awareness for grieving parents nationwide (and worldwide).

Too many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss. Our goal is to help others relate to our loss, know what to say, do or not say, not do and to help families live with their loss, not "get over" their loss.



For us this day is a special day to remember our two lost angels. We lost our first pregnancy in August 2006. This was one of the most devastating experiences of our lives. After years of battling infertility and finally getting pregnant it was all lost. When I became pregnant with triplets in October 2006 we knew that we might lose Baby C. Every ultrasound we expected to see only two heartbeats. Yet Baby C fought hard. He had a heartbeat, continued to grow and gave us hope for three healthy babies. Then, at the end of the first trimester, in December of 2006 we lost him. While we didn't have him long I will never forget what I lost. That my girls had a brother or sister who might have looked like them, got in trouble with them, and held their hand. Now he holds their hand from heaven.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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