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IT'S NOT JUST A STATISTIC. IT'S ME.

***Update:  For whatever reason, blogger didn't put up my post when I had scheduled it to be posted, so here it is a few days late.

If you've never lost a child, survived a miscarriage or a stillbirth, you may be unaware that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and the 15th is the universal day of remembrance.  There are events taking place across the country this month raising awareness and offering support and resources for those that are walking along this journey.  If you have suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth, please know that you are not alone.  My husband and I had no idea how many of our friends and family had gone through miscarriages, suffering in silence, until we had experienced our own.
  • 1 in 4 will lose a baby to miscarriage
  • In the US, 1 in 160-200 will experience a stillbirth
  • In the US, just over 11,000 infants will die within 24 hours of their birth each year
Let's speak out about pregnancy loss.  Let's not suffer in silence.  Let's break this taboo and stand together alongside the broken and the hurting.  Let's educate people, friends and family, who don't know how to respond or who don't know what to say.  And let's pray and lift each other up.

If you'd like to learn more about our story you can start HERE.  I have more links in the left side bar labeled "loss" so check those out too.


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  1. I have had 2 miscarriages in the last 6th months my world has turned upside down. I have reached out to all different friends and family and looked for support groups and I have gotten nothing

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    1. I'm so sorry for your losses. Know that you are not alone in your experiences and struggles.

      Have you looked on Facebook? There are many support groups for infant loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, etc.

      Thanks so much for commenting.

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  2. I just recently suffered a miscarriage 2 weeks ago. It was my first pregnancy and I lost the baby at about 6 weeks - it never developed a heartbeat. I know that it was not my doing and that the Lord has great things planned for my husband and I. The grief comes in waves but the support from my family and friends has helped me through. The amount of women that stepped forward and revealed to me that they too suffered miscarriages was overwhelming. Don't be afraid to share your grievances with others - its more common than we think. Together we can heal <3

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