National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Month) October 15, 2015

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is observed annually in the United States on October 15.  It is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes, but is not limited to, miscarriage, still birth, SIDS or the death of a newborn.

Each year this day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle lighting vigils.

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed on October 15 in Canada and in recent years in the United Kingdom, Western Australia, New South Wales and Italy.

CELEBRATE

Use #PregnancyAndInfantLossRemembranceDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

On October 25, 1988 the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States when then-President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

In 2002, the October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Campaign bean as an American movement.   Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown and Tammy Novak petitioned the federal government as well as the governors of each of the 50 states resulting in 20 states signing proclamations recognizing October 15, 2002 as the first observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD).  As a further result of the American campaign effort, 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 on September 28, 2006.

All 50 states have yearly proclamations with 8 states enacting permanent proclamations.  These states are: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and South Dakota.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PicklePie Mama
    Oct 19, 2015 @ 16:41:44

    I wish there could be as much recognition in the country. It really needs to be talked about more. And I am speaking from experience.

    Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. I hope that is OK:

    https://picklepiemama.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/an-award-or-two/

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  2. inesephoto
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 17:38:46

    A friend of mine runs a non-profit organisation where they make tiny hats, tunics and bereavement diapers for the stillborn babies and babies who died at birth. Each family is getting two pairs – one for the baby, the other to keep as a memory. She and her family are making them, and also they receive donated items and forward them to the hospitals. I think they have donated over 150 000 in a couple of years. It is sad even think of all those angel babies who never lived.

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