Thursday, October 15, 2015

Breaking The Silence...

If you've never lost a child, survived a miscarriage or a stillbirth, you may be unaware that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and the 15th is the universal day of remembrance.  Many cities across the country hold different events to help raise awareness and also offer support and help to those going thru this journey.

  • 1 in 4 will lose a baby to miscarriage
  • In the US, 1 in 160-200 will experience a stillbirth
  • In the US, just over 11,000 infants will die within 24 hours of their birth each year

Let's speak out about pregnancy loss.  Let's not suffer in silence.  Let's break this taboo and stand together alongside the broken and the hurting.  Let's educate people, friends and family, who don't know how to respond or who don't know what to say.  And let's pray and lift each other up.

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"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." - Matthew 5:4