Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Tomorrow (October 15th) is the 7th annual Wave of Light in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

At 7pm in your time zone participants are asked to light a candle for at least one hour to honor those lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.

Some communities will have organized walks, balloon releases or other memorial events to help raise awareness for the need of continual support for those of us who have experienced loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

For our community I would love for you to share any photos you have from how you will be participating in the day – whether it be from a community event, a personal event or your candles for the Wave of Light. You can either tag Unspoken Grief on facebook or share your photos right on the wall.

If you wish to write a post about your day – I will do my best to get it published as soon as possible.

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Devan McGuinness

is the founder and executive director of the award-winning resource Unspoken Grief .

  1. We light candles each night, so tonight they will be lit as well.
    For any Ontario residents, please visit my blog to get the link to the PBSO, which has a campaign to officially recognize Oct 15th in Ontario – you can get a sample letter to send to your MPP on their site as well. Please help us support this cause.

  2. I will be lighting a candle at 7:00PM on Monday October 15th in memory of the baby I lost at 12 weeks pregnancy in early 2009 to hypothyroidism. I trusted my doctors as the experts and never doubted they would know everything there was to know about an underactive thyroid during pregnancy. This was the greatest regret of my life. The Thyroid Federation International estimates there are up to 300 million people, mainly women, worldwide suffering from thyroid dysfunction, yet over half are unaware of their condition. The scientific research clearly links hypothyroidism to miscarriage and still birth, yet the lack of awareness is pervasive. The day I miscarried my baby I vowed to research everything there was to know about this disease and warn other women. I fulfilled my vow on Monday October 1st when I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom intentionally on the first day of Miscarriage Awareness Month in memory of the child I lost to hypothyroidism and in dedication to my 2 boys who beat the odds and made it to the world.