The important one about a month of awareness

Did you know that October is Miscarriage, Stillborn and Infant Loss Awareness Month and that 1 in 4 women experience a pregnancy loss? Well if you didn’t, now you do 🙂 And not to get too heavy, but I wanted to write a little post on this fact because miscarriage, stillborn birth, and infant loss happens more than I think most people would dare to think. And as I embark upon a stage of my life where more and more of my friends are expecting, I think it’s always important to remember what a blessing pregnancy, children, and your health is. And if you do have to walk down the path that is miscarriage, stillborn, or infant loss, knowing that you are not alone.

A friend from Durham, Melinda, brought this month of awareness to my attention via her own blog, Palindrome at Home – she wrote a moving entry about her own experience, and she is one of my heroes. There was also an article written from my hometown of Charlotte about a fellow Wake Forest couple who have also recently lost septuplets to miscarriage, but their faith and hope in the midst of it all is touching beyond all belief.

And that is the note I want to end on is hope….I think it’s a good one! To honor these brave parents and their angel babies, there is an international day (October 15) where you can light a candle or vigil. And to any parents out there reading this that has gone through something similar, I hope that you know that you aren’t alone in this  and I hope that you find the peace you so desperately deserve. Until next time…

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