Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. Here is a link to Mikayla's Grace's Facebook page. They have compiled a collection of badges, which were made by different sites, to use as your Facebook or social networking profile picture. Speak out... don't be embarrassed or afraid to share your experience. Together, we can begin to change the perception of this taboo subject.

There are many local memorial walks scheduled. Here is a link to Remembering Our Babies' site. They have compiled a list of walks in each state/country. They have three walks listed for North Carolina. However, they don't have two local walks listed. Here is the link to those two walks:

Heartstrings Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support - 7th Annual A Walk to Remember
Randolph Hospital Maternity Services

With statistics like these, it baffles my mind why the death of a baby is still a taboo subject for so many:

Pregnancy: There are approximately 6 million pregnancies every year throughout the United States:

  • 4,058,000 live births
  • 1,995,840 pregnancy losses

Pregnancy Loss: Every year in the United States there are approximately 2 million women who experience pregnancy loss.

  • 600,000 women experience pregnancy loss through miscarriage
  • 1,200,000 women experience pregnancy loss through termination
  • 64,000 women experience pregnancy loss through ectopic pregnancy
  • 6,000 women experience pregnancy loss through molar pregnancies
  • 26,000 women experience pregnancy loss through stillbirth

Pregnancy Complications: Every year in the United States...

  • 875,000 woman experience one or more pregnancy complications
  • 458,952 babies are born to mothers without adequate prenatal care
  • 467,201 babies are born prematurely
  • 307,030 babies are born with Low Birth Weight
  • 154,051 children are born with Birth Defects
  • 27,864 infants die before their first birthday

(Statistics from americanpregnancy.org)

In memory of all of our angels...


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