Friday, October 15, 2010

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

 October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance   Day.(US) Many Canadian provinces also observe this day of   remembrance. Currently, though many people in Ontario observe it, it has not been officially declared as a day of remembrance. Many people are trying to make it happen.

On September 28th 2006, the United States House of Representatives declared October 15th a national day of remembrance.  It was the result of efforts by a group of miscarriage awareness activists. It was lead by Robyn Bear, who suffered six miscarriages in a span of two years.

On her website, Bear suggests that grieving parents light a candle at 7 pm (in their time zone) to create a wave of light around the world in memory of babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS etc. 

Please join me in lighting a candle at 7pm.  I will be remembering all those babies that were lost, including 3 of my own. I will light a candle for each of my angel babies that I lost on Nov. 4th 1993, Oct. 21st 2006, May 2008 - the twin of my 2 yr old son.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm now following you back.

    And I must say, I'm sorry for your losses. My sister lost a baby during her 18th week of pregnancy last year. It was devastating, but now she has the sweetest little 4 month old boy!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I am now following you back.

    I am sorry for your losses. I have had 5 miscarriages myself.

  3. following you back from Friday follow 40 and over!!! thanks for stopping by and your kind words!!!

  4. Thank you for your comments. Losing a baby is one of the hardest things I have ever done, and it is nice when someone understands, rather than just dismissing it!


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