Honoring The Child You Lost: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance


October is a month is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly  25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term. Specifically, October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on the calendar or not, but often it can feel as if you’re the only one remembering.

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.” – President Ronald Reagan proclaiming October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, October 1988


Those little lives, however brief, made an impact.  The people who know you, know a different you than who you might have been because of what you’ve been through.  Those babies mattered and they made a mark on your heart and your life.  We’d like to help you visually mark those little lives. If you’d like to add your baby to the wall we have on our site, we would be honored to remember them with you.

You can email us with the date and name you want added.  If you’d simply like to add a date, that’s fine as well – however you’d like to list your little one, we will add it in.  Send your email, marked Forever Loved to jen{at}portlandmomsblog{dot}com – we’ll do our best to get them up within 48 hours.

We will keep this wall linked on our site’s sidebar for the month of October, but you will always be able to access the page if you save the link.