Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is held on October 15. This event in the second decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day serves to promote greater awareness and support for the estimated 1 in 4 individuals and families whose lives are irrevocably altered by the death of their children during pregnancy, at birth, and in infancy. Experiences of loss vary for each individual and family unit; common effects include depression, anxiety, changes in relationships, development of unhealthy coping mechanisms, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These effects are often underestimated, misunderstood, or overlooked by health care professionals, friends, and family members, especially when concerning pregnancy loss related bereavement and subsequent grief.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Memorial Day for the loss of a child during pregnancy or a newborn on October 15 (noted in Ohio, USA, Canada, France, Britain and Italy);
Dessalines Day in Haiti on October 17 (Jean-Jacques Dessalines was born September 20, 1758 in Guinea, the date and place of his assassination was October 17, 1806 in Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti. Jean-Jacques Dessalines was the founder of an independent Haitian state and was Haiti's first ruler and national hero);
Trafalgar Day in Great Britain on October 21 (celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805)