Breaking the silence around pregnancy and infant loss

When Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month in 1988, he did so by quoting author Jay Neugeboren, saying "“A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child.” (3)

This proclamation marked the start a movement, breaking the silence around pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death.

It is so easy to feel isolated in grief and to be misunderstood. As...

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