Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Today is October 15th, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This was passed in the United States House of Representatives on September 28, 2006 (House Resolution #222). At the meeting, there were several speakers, including California Representative Brian Bilbray, who told of his own personal story 22 years ago. He and his wife lost their precious baby to SIDS at 3 months of age. He was very emotional as he spoke about it (who wouldn’t be?). Soon after, House Resolution #222 was passed (aka Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day). The goal of this day is to help grieving parents to come to terms and live with their loss – not “get over” their loss – and to help others relate to their loss, know what to do and say, and what to not do and say.
I have been fortunate to have 3 healthy pregnancies, resulting in 3 healthy babies. However, I know there are many mothers out there who have lost babies in pregnancy and childbirth. My eyes are welling up with tears right now just thinking about it. My heart goes out to these women and their families. I want to extend my love and hugs to these incredibly strong women and their families. Take a moment today and count your blessings. Feel free to share your story if you’d like.