In the US, the month of October is recognised as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It came into being in 1988 and was designed both as a remembrance of those babies lost but also as a way of increasing knowledge and awareness around the issues of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, still births, SIDS and other causes of infant loss.
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It was founded by Robyn Bear to give all parents one day to grieve for their babies. Bear asks everyone, in every time zone, to light a candle at 7 pm for one hour to give a wave of light in memory of the babies lost too soon.
I will be lighting candles for my friends. For Lissie. For Jaime. For Sarah. For Rena. For Mira. For Catherine. For Cheryl. For all mothers whose babies were taken too soon. I love you.