Discussion, Remembrance

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance

Please take a moment…. right now…. to pray for those you know, and those you don’t know, who have lost a baby.

October 15
Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Remembrance Day

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

On September 28, 2006, House Resolution #222 was passed in the House of Representatives. Below is part of that transcript.

“Supporting the goals and ideals of National Pregnancy and
Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
Whereas each year, approximately one million pregnancies in
the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the
death of a newborn baby;
Whereas it is a great tragedy to lose the life of a child;
Whereas even the shortest lives are still valuable, and the
grief of those who mourn the loss of these lives should
not be trivialized;
Whereas the observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance
Day may provide validation to those who
have suffered a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or
other complications;
Whereas recognizing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance
Day would enable the people of the United States
to consider how, as individuals and communities, they
can meet the needs of bereaved mothers, fathers, and
family members, and work to prevent the causes of these
deaths; and
Whereas October 15th of each year is an appropriate day to
observe National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance
Day: Now, therefore, be it