October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Share is launching "31 Days of Share," which will utilize social media to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant death. We will post something daily and invite you to share our posts in an effort to increase awareness!
Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States on October 25, 1988, when then-American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
The loss of a child stays with parents, friends, and family members forever, but it can be challenging for others to truly understand the emotional and physical impact. Events across the country take place each October and help people to better empathize and support parents on their journey to hope.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members and work to prevent causes of these problems. For more information, visit www.nationalshare.org.
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