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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by webadmin

For 26 years, there wasn’t a word used to describe a parent who had lost a child due to premature death or even in the case of pregnancy loss.  In 2009, a journalist by the name of Karla Holloway (read her story here http://today.duke.edu/2009/05/holloway_oped.html) researched and found such a word.  According to Ms. Holloway, “Vilomah” which means, "Against a natural order."  As in a parent whose child has died, that parent is now vilomahed.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 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.

Many of us know someone or even a close friend or family member who has experienced the loss of a child, and now we can honor their loss by recognizing this day of October as the official day of remembrance. Tonight at 7 p.m., if you would like to join us, you can light a candle and leave it lit for one full hour to bring a wave of light over the entire World.

You can learn more here http://www.october15th.com/.


 

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by webadmin

For 26 years, there wasn’t a word used to describe a parent who had lost a child due to premature death or even in the case of pregnancy loss.  In 2009, a journalist by the name of Karla Holloway (read her story here http://today.duke.edu/2009/05/holloway_oped.html) researched and found such a word.  According to Ms. Holloway, “Vilomah” which means, "Against a natural order."  As in a parent whose child has died, that parent is now vilomahed.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 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.

Many of us know someone or even a close friend or family member who has experienced the loss of a child, and now we can honor their loss by recognizing this day of October as the official day of remembrance. Tonight at 7 p.m., if you would like to join us, you can light a candle and leave it lit for one full hour to bring a wave of light over the entire World.

You can learn more here http://www.october15th.com/.