Back in October of 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the month to be Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, their isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.” It’s not something people like to think about, especially people who have never experienced a loss and don’t understand the pain and torment a mother feels when losing her baby.
I have suffered personally through miscarriage myself, and unfortunately, know some pretty amazing, strong women who have suffered through multiple miscarriages and infant deaths.
It sucks. It’s stupid and it just sucks. No child ever deserves to die. No man or woman should ever have to send their child to God. There is no rhyme or reason, there is no silver lining, it’s just stupid and it sucks.
My thoughts, my prayers, my love and hugs to each and every person who is personally affected by pregnancy or infant loss.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
― Dr Seuss, Horton Hears A Who!