Today has been the International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and is the 8th year it has been running with the following aims:
- Promote October 15th as National Baby Loss Awareness Day within the UK.
- Promote the annual “Global Wave of Light” events and services where parents can acknowledge their losses.
- Promote awareness and understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss among health and social care workers and the community at large.
People all over the world were encouraged to light a candle at 7 PM local time for one hour to remember those babies that were lost in pregnancy or soon after birth. I couldn't tell my kids why I lit a candle as they are too young to understand but this was for the baby Willoughby that wasn't destined to even make the first scan:
and for all the other babies that have been lost.