Here is some quick background on the history of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day:
The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States on October 25, 1988 when President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day campaign began in 2002... started by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak. Together, they petitioned the federal government, as well as the governors of each of the 50 states, and as a result of their efforts, Concurrent Resolution H. CON. RES. 222 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day was passed in the House of Representatives. To date, all 50 States have yearly proclamations.Women and families mark the day in different ways. I thought about going ahead with the suggested 7 p.m. candle lighting, but I since I have this platform it seemed more fitting to take a moment to share some of my story once again.
- In which I share the sad news of my miscarriage
- On the physical aspect of recovering from miscarriage
- Miscarriage when you're already a mom
- What miscarriage can mean
- About a decision I made when I miscarried
- The long-term effects of miscarriage