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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Significance, History, Details

 

 

Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on October 15.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed in Canada, the United States, Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, among other places. Since the early 2000s, the holiday has grown in popularity. Candlelight vigils and a Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of buildings and monuments, are part of the day of remembrance.

History Of The Day

Pregnancy and infant loss are common experiences that have historically been exacerbated by widely applied social and cultural taboos to remain silent, a condition that the World Health Organization advocates changing in favor of open expression. A growing number of public figures have come out in support of free expression, with many leading by example by disclosing their own personal experiences with miscarriage and infant death.

Although International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day are held in a number of places, it is not generally recognized. Individuals, families, and organizations from all over the world are working to raise public awareness about the occurrence of baby loss and the profound sadness that often follows. Since the early 2000s, the number of places that recognize October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day has increased.


 

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