Do you recognize this picture? Is this a picture of you? This image from Pixar’s “UP” is a scene likely missed by most of its child viewers, but ripped the hearts out of every mother and father that has sat in a puddle of loss, a baby gone.
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. 1 in 4 women suffer from the loss of their baby through pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. There are likely SEVERAL women on your news feed who have suffered this loss. And you don’t know about it. We must end the stigma around miscarriage and infertility. We must share our stories so that others may come forward to share theirs. It’s time to shatter the silence.
“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.”
I see you. I hear you. I love you. I love your baby. Feel free to use this post to share your stories of loss, redemption, and to say your bab(ies) name(s).