Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month with October 15th being the day that thousands of people around the world with honor the grief and loss they’ve experienced through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.

Because we have experienced loss in our community, we want to join with others who will be remembering this month. We hope that you’ll find your own way of reaching out to those around you who have experienced loss. Even if you can’t fully understand their grief or need to remember, gather around them with love and support.

For those who would like to participate this month, here is our list of organizations that will be honoring this important occasion:

October15th.com

Still Standing Magazine

Small Bird Studios

I Am The Face

Capture Your Grief

If nothing else, I ask that you join with us in praying for those who have lost a child to find peace and hope in Jesus.

Will you be participating this month? If you feel comfortable, we’d love to hear if you’ve lost a baby so we can celebrate their life with you this month. And please let us know what organizations I missed that will be taking part.

{Image courtesy of Small Bird Studios}

About Jessica Wolstenholm

Jessica Wolstenholm is co-founder of Grace for Moms. She is passionate about writing words of grace for moms and moms-to-be. Co-author of The Pregnancy Companion and The Baby Companion books, she also co-leads a community about TTC, infertility, pregnancy and new motherhood on Facebook. Connect with Jessica on Google +

Comments

  1. Thank you for all you do! I found your website after my first loss and have become a faithful reader. I gave birth to my twin boys on December 10, 2011. I was 22 weeks pregnant and went into premature labor. Wren and Noah were just barely a punt each and just too small to survive. The most devastating day of my life was also the most beautiful – I was a mommy and was able to hold my precious sons. In August, my husband and I faced another loss. I was nine weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a missed miscarriage. After an ultrasound at 6 weeks, we knew it was unlikely that our Tiny would survive, his or her heartbeat just wasn’t strong enough. The baby loss community is one of amazing support! I have made some incredible friends through this loss. And you’re right, as we remember these precious lives, there are reasons to celebrate.

    • Hi Anne. I am so glad you have been part of this community. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your boys and your miscarriage. Praying for you today as you remember their lives this month and every month. Peace and grace to you and your husband.

  2. I lost a baby in May. I just wrote a blog post for this month. I really wish this subject wasn’t so taboo! (Blog is http://thenerdherder.com/2012/family/for-skylar/pregnancy-and-infant-loss-awareness-month/)

    • Hi Holly, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you will find great support in the baby loss community. Heading over to read your post now. So great to connect with you here.

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