Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Month

October marks Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Month, and October 15 is designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

For those struggling with pain, grief, and difficult emotions in the aftermath of loss, you are not alone. Among women who know they are pregnant, up to 25 percent of those pregnancies will end in a miscarriage, according to the National Library of Medicine. And these figures do not include infant death due to preterm labor, diagnosis of life-limiting conditions, or SIDS.

Help is available. Speak to a clinician through your Assistance Program for personalized support, the program is free to use and confidential. Additionally, there are a wide range of organizations and groups working to build awareness, provide support and offer information and resources:

Emotional Healing After a Miscarriage: A Guide for Women, Partners, Family and Friends
Star Legacy Foundation Resources
Office on Women’s Health: Pregnancy Loss
March of Dimes: Dealing with Loss & Grief
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Stillbirth Resources

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