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October 15th Wave of Light for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Having lost a child myself and knowing many others who have also, please take a few minutes of your time and light a candle tomorrow night. Everyone knows someone who has went through this loss (and you may not even know it). According to the Center for Disease Control Trends, 983,000 babies died in 1996 from miscarriage and stillbirth. That figure does not include neonatal loss, SIDS, or other causes.  This is an old statistic, but that number is huge.  It has also went up since then.

A pregnancy or infant loss is not something you tell the whole world about. Often, it is something that you keep private. It is one of the most horrible experiences you can ever go though. I talk about it, because it is good for me, and I hope that it will help someone else. You will always have a hole in your heart, but it does get smaller.

12 thoughts on “October 15th Wave of Light for Pregnancy and Infant Loss”

  1. I'll be lighting a candle and having some memories. Oddly enough the "anniversary" mark was this week for us and though it's been many years the sadness is still the same.

    ((hugs for everybody))

  2. Thanks for the info on this. This is a difficult subject for me but maybe through blogging about this I can continue on my road of healing.

  3. I can't even imagine the loss. I've known people who have lost their children.One was a case of SIDS, the other was a stillbirth (my dad's would-have-been twin), my mom’s sister died, I think about a week after she was born, and I know her mom’s mom lost a few babies as well, and just recently a friend of mine told me her sister had a miscarriage. Man, it’s surprising to me how many people I’ve know who have lost their children. And I probably even know more people, but just don’t know, know. It’s so sad.. Not only because of the losses, but because of how often it seems to happen.

    My thoughts are with people who have lost a baby.

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts