Pregnancy and infant loss awareness day

@dorannmwin (36651)
United States
October 15, 2012 7:14pm CST
October 15 is the day that has been set aside to remember all of those children that were gone too soon. This entire month is a month of remembrance for those young souls. So, are you remembering any children today and are you lighting a candle for their tiny souls? If you've suffered a miscarriage, have you been able to say that you've ever really gotten over it? I imagine that it is even worse if you've lost an infant or young child as well. For me, I'm remembering my oldest son, Noah Issac who would have been twelve years old now and also my youngest daughter Angel Faith who would have been seven years old this year. In addition to my two babies that I never had the opportunity to hold in my arms, I'm also remembering one of my friend's son and daughter who were three and seven years old when they passed away.
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@natliegleb (5188)
• India
16 Oct 12
i accept there is a need to guide and educate them all the way or else they will find it difficult to learn about pregnancy
@dorannmwin (36651)
• United States
17 Oct 12
In addition to that, I also think that individuals that have lost a child also need to be granted the time to grieve. Many people don't think about the fact that a mother hurts even though she never really had the opportunity to bond with her child.
• United States
16 Oct 12
I had a miscarraige and got over that after about 12 years. but,I am sorry to hear about your loss that I could never get over. I never heard about this day before and think it is a wonderful day to have. thanks for letting me know. I have more to remember than just this though.
@dorannmwin (36651)
• United States
17 Oct 12
Where when I first experienced my losses, I did think about my babies each and every day, this isn't so much the case today. However, I know that neither of my babies will ever be truly forgotten for as long as I am lucky enough to live.
• United States
16 Oct 12
This year I have gone through all the emotions of the loss again this time with my Brother. He and his girlfriend just lost their baby at 16 weeks in a horrific spontaneous birthing, she held her little angel as she passed just too small to survive. For the past two weeks I have cried with them helping them through it all. My girls would be 7 and 4. I watch my 7 year old each day and wonder what her identical twin would be like. I see what she would have looked like all the time. Different with her little sister who I even wonder what she would have looked like... never a day goes by I don't think of them.
@dorannmwin (36651)
• United States
17 Oct 12
That is very much the way that it is for me. I love the two children that I've been blessed enough to be able to raise, but I still wonder what their older brother and my younger daughter would be like today. You know, my son would have been in middle school this year and thinking about that leaves me empty to a certain extent.
• United States
23 Aug 13
I see this post is almost a year old, but still wanted to comment. I didn't know there was a month dedicated to infant and pregnancy loss. I just lost my son at 25 weeks in early July, he was due October 18, 2013. I am still in my grieving process as we approach his due date.