Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Remembering Our Babies

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is to promote Support, Education and Awareness for grieving parents nationwide (and worldwide).

Did You Know?
~ 983,000 babies died in 1996, from miscarriage and stillbirth.
~ In 1995, 15.7% of pregnancies ended in fetal demise, miscarriage or stillbirth.
~ Those figures don't include neonatal loss, SIDS, or other causes.*
*According to The Center for Disease Control Trends in Pregnancies and Pregnancy Rates by Outcome Vital Health Stat (21)56 done in January 2000

Ideas for October 15th
Light candles and display them in your windows.
~ Contact local Radio and News stations and have them announce that it is October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
~ Drive with your headlights on. Also, ask that radio and news stations announce this as well.
~ Leave your porch lights on. Have radio and news stations announce this as well.
~ Release butterflies (Can be expensive, but is very beautiful, Use a search engine such as yahoo and type in butterfly release)
~ Release Doves
(You can rent doves that are trained to fly back to the owner)
~ Sponsor a candle lighting ceremony in a park, church, or local hospital.
~ Send off a pink or blue balloon with your Angel’s name and/or picture. (Warning Please: If you do this, only send one balloon per child. This is very dangerous for birds and wildlife. The animals can eat the remnants of a balloon and die) (As beautiful and wonderful as it is, I can’t personally recommend it due to my love for animals)

Article Written by: Robyn BearQuotes
by: Clair BacaIdeas
by: Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak

From: http://www.october15th.com/ideas-suggestions.htm

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