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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

a blog by Claire

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month; October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Whether you know someone who has openly suffered loss or not, the truth is 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. It is difficult to find just the right words to help comfort the victim of loss, but the team here at Fertility Authority has compiled a list along with some suggestions from the I AM THE FACE campaign for helping your friends and loved ones observe the day:

Cook a nice dinner or bake something special for your friend or loved one who has suffered a loss.

Plan a balloon release in a park or at a church.
This can be a small intimate event with just a few friends and loved ones, or something you organize for the entire community to participate in.

Write a poem, or read a poem or quote from your favorite author.

Light a candle at home or at church, or plan a candle-lighting ceremony.
This can be a small intimate event with just a few friends and loved ones, or something you organize for the entire community to participate in.

Spend the day with your friend or loved one. See a movie. Take a walk.
Sometimes just knowing there is someone there for you can be a great sense of comfort.

Plant a tree or decorate a special garden stone in honor of the child(ren) lost.

Send a card. It doesn’t have to say all the perfect things. It just has to say “I’m thinking of you”.

Visit the support community on FertileThoughts.com to talk to others who share your experience.

Our thoughts are with you. You are not alone.

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