Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15, 2018


October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss month. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the awareness month in honor of families who have experienced a miscarriage or infant loss.


October 15 is specifically set aside as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and the death of a newborn.


Recently, the NARMC Auxiliary worked with the NARMC OB team to create rainbow bags. The bags are a comforting gift to those experiencing a perinatal loss, giving those patients and families a way to create loving memories. Each bags contain a teddy bear, information about bereavement support and other comfort items.


“Initially these bags were donated by a patient who had experienced a loss herself. It was her way of resolving her own grief by reaching out to others. We thought that was a wonderful idea and wanted to see it continue,” said Karen Boyers, RN.



The NARMC teams’ thoughts go out to everyone impacted by October 15.

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