Today (October 15th) is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. A day to remember those who have lost babies before term, at birth, or in infancy, and the little angels flying high in the sky.
Before we started out TTC, if I’m honest, I wasn’t really that aware of those around me who had lost babies, maybe it’s because it’s a taboo subject which people don’t talk about very often. It was only when I started posting in the conception & fertility board of the forum I was a member of at the time, that it made me realise it was something that happens everyday, to people from all walks of life. It is totally heartbreaking for the people involved, and even if you don’t know them personally and only speak to them virtually, it still affects you so much when you hear their stories.
Of course we don’t need a ‘special day’ to remember, we should remember and think about them every day, but today is the day when there will be a Wave Of Light across the world. At 7pm GMT I will be lighting my candles to remember and support.