Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes, however is not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of an infant.
October 15th is pregnancy and infant
loss remembrance day.
Infant Mortality is defined as death before his or her 1st birthday. In the U.S. the infant mortality rate was 5.7 percent per 1,000 births.
The whole month of October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.
Every 16 seconds there is a baby born still globally.
Globally a miscarriage is occurring every 3.5 seconds.
In 2018 there were over 21,000 Infant deaths in the United States. The five leading causes of infant mortality are:
2.preterm birth and low birth weight
3.Maternal Pregnancy Complication
4.Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
5.Injuries (such as suffocation)
No parent wants to feel the pain of losing a baby, no matter if they are young or all grown up. It is most parents very worst fear, some of us are faced with the
challenge of continuing on everyday with the what if and the wonder for our babies. This is just a reminder that no child is ever forgotten, I know for myself, that is important. My little girls life mattered, she cant just be forgotten.