Introduction – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed on October 15 annually for pregnancy loss and infant death that includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), miscarriage, and the death of a newborn. This day is celebrated in several locations including United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and United States.
If any couple is becoming a parent that is the most joyous moment in their life with a new baby. After marriage, the dream of each couple is to become a parent of their baby. After the birth of a child, it changes the couple’s life with several responsibilities. During raising a child, parents should take in health and protection. But due to not good or absence of medical facilities, several people are fear losing their infant babies. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about pregnancy and infant loss thus parents know where they can turn for help if they need it.
History – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is founded in the year 2002 to remember those babies who are dead due to poor medical facilities. Lisa Brown, Tammy Novak, and Robyn Bear petitioned the United States federal government for recognizing this day on October 15. After that, the United States Government has declared in the year 2006 that the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance was observed on October 15 every year. Several western countries such as UK, Canada, the USA, and many more try to spread awareness by talking openly about pregnancy-related losses due to stillbirths, miscarriages, poor medical facilities, and many more causes that help in grieving those parents who lost their infant.
Significance – On this day, the official colors are blue and pink ribbon is associated with this day that is marked by prayers and candle march across the county. It’s a huge pain for those couples who lost a newborn baby that damages the mental health of parents and their family members. So, t is important to talk about pregnancy-related loss and help or give emotional support to those parents who lost their babies.