Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month- October
Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. National observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members on work to prevent causes of these problems.
Health care professionals recognize that trends of recent years, such as smaller family size and postponement of childbearing, adds another dimension of poignancy to the grief of parents who have lost infants. More than 700 local, national and international support groups are supplying programs and strategies designed to help parents cope with their loss. Parents who have suffered their own losses, health care professionals and specially trained hospital staff members are helping newly bereaved parents deal constructively with loss...
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 314, has designated the month of October in 1988, as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.
NOW, THEREFORE, I RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.
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As a mother of a stillborn, I am asking for those who would like to help show their support to join in with me during the month of October. The graphic at the top of the page is designed to fit your Facebook cover. Please display this cover during the entire month of October. I am also asking that you change your profile picture to the awareness ribbon. If you join in, let me know below. I'd love to see just how big I can make this event.
Then on October 15th, Wave of Light candle vigil is held at 7 PM as something everyone can participate in. I am asking that you light a candle on the 15th of October at 7PM and let it burn for an hour. The burning candle will represent each unborn and newborn baby that has gained their wings. If you'd like, take a photo of your burning candle and place it in the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/527032267374690/
Feel free to use any of the ribbons as your Facebook profile picture below:
|In Memory of My Daughter, Dakota.|