Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, OCT 15

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia and New South Wales, in Italy on behalf of a charity named Piccoli Angeli on October 15. Contrary to the popular belief that Pregnancy and Infant Loss … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – OCT 15

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. Contrary to the popular belief that Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is internationally legislated and observed as an international day of remembrance this is not the case. Through the legislative campaigns of individuals world wide, this day of memorial is becoming an international day of … [Read more...]

PARENTS – Perinatal Bereavement, the death of a child

Perinatal bereavement is a unique mourning situation, as "the parents' expectations and joy at the prospect of a new life change into despair and grief. While perinatal loss is a profound experience for parents, often there is only minimal recognition. Societal expectations for mourning a perinatal loss are noticeably absent such as funerals and associated traditions. One mother described the experience in this way: "When I lost my baby at the beginning of the second trimester, there … [Read more...]

Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

A Week of Progress for Women and Children NEW YORK — When a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, a family is devastated and a community suffers an irreplaceable loss. And when her options are narrowed for lack of health, education or equity, her family, community and country suffer as well. This week, which marked the first anniversary of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, world leaders took notice and Took Action. What made this … [Read more...]

Lancet Series: 2.6 million babies stillborn

2.6 million babies stillborn in 2009 New global and country estimates published in Lancet Series 14 April 2011 | Geneva -Some 2.6 million stillbirths occurred worldwide in 2009, according to the first comprehensive set of estimates published today in a special series of The Lancet medical journal. LANCET: http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com /   Every day more than 7200 babies are stillborn − a death just when parents expect to welcome a new life − and 98% of them occur in … [Read more...]

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