Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It’s a day we should not forget, a day we honor those little ones who are not here with us. The death of a baby is one of the most painful things that can happen to a family. It’s so unfair. Babies aren’t supposed to die. They are the beginning of life, not the end. Remembering is important, but coping with the pain of loss is difficult. I wanted to let you know about our bereavement materials.

You may have had a miscarriage or a stillbirth during pregnancy. Or your baby may have died at birth or after birth. You may have been overwhelmed by your feelings of loss. I know our family was when it happened to us.

The March of Dimes has written a booklet called From Hurt to Healing to help families understand their grief. It explains grief, talks about how to deal with your feelings, tells you how to ask for help, and suggests ways to remember your baby. It discusses the ways women and men grieve differently, and ways to help other children understand. We hope this and our other booklets and fact sheets help you find ways to heal and think about the future.

You can read about our bereavement material, available in English and Spanish, on our website. If you would like to have one of these helpful and free kits, please send an email requesting it to the following address: bkit@marchofdimes.org.  Be sure to include your complete mailing address.

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