Monday, October 15, 2018

October in Prenatal Loss Awareness Month

Many people are not aware that 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in loss. That statistic feels even more staggering when you look at the yearly number: that approximately one million pregnancies in the United States and Canada end in early pregnancy loss, SIDS, miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss are deeply painful experiences that many families face daily, but they receive little attention. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month can reach and teach others about the needs of bereaved parents.

Here are 7 ways to help a loved one or friend deal with early pregnancy loss:

  • Host a community memorial service
  • Plant a memorial garden or tree 
  • Arrange a religious service or memorial
  • Design a memorial stone
  • Dedicate a star to the baby at Star Registry
  • Send a card
  • Make a call

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