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October is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month

By September 23, 2012

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In 2006, the first National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Day was celebrated on October 15. This year will mark the 6th anniversary of that event, but there are events going on all over the United States and the World throughout the month of October.

If you want to get involved, you can visit the official site for the National Memorial Day. There's still time to join up with a an already planned event, or start one of your own.

Even if you don't want to recognize the day in a public capacity, there are plenty of ways to spend a special occasion like thing privately. Whether you spend the day with your signficant other, visit your baby's grave, or throw a joyful party, there's sure to be something wonderful you can do to honor your baby's memory.

One of the simplest ways is to light a candle at 7pm your local time to be a part of the worldwide wave of light to honor the memory of baby's lost all over the planet.

If you've learned of a special event and want to share it with other readers, please feel free to do so in the comments.

Some Helpful Resources for Planning a Memorial Event:
How to Find Awareness Events in Your Area
A Collection of Quotes About Loss
Celebrating Your Baby's Birthday
10 Unique Ways to Honor Your Baby's Memory

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