Each Year on 9-15th October, it’s Baby Loss Awareness Week
What does this mean?
It’s a week where awareness is given to the silent, often taboo subject of Baby Loss – whether that’s an early miscarriage, late miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or Stillbirth.
Who is it for?
Parents, don’t need a week to remember their losses, their loss is permanently with them. Ingrained into each and every cell of their body…. no, Baby Loss awareness week is to raise awareness of a taboo subject within society. The more society hear it the more it will be thought about. Parents can be given more care at work, within their extended families and with friends.
Sympathy for this type of loss runs out very quickly. People get on with their lives, and it tends to be forgotten about and certainly not spoken of often.
What do I say to someone who has had a loss?
I wrote an article for Psychologies Magazine last year with advice about what to say . You may find it useful, if you know of someone who has lost a baby.
Wave of Light
On 15th of October there is a global event, “Wave of Light” where families across the world light a candle at 7.00pm local time in memory of the baby they lost. If you’d like to participate and light a candle, for any of the angel babies you know of, please do consider it. It’s a lovely thing to do.
I will be holding a Candle Lit vigil over in my Facebook Group at 7,00pm – where I will hold a beautiful meditation. Please join me if you’d like.
What else can I do?
Check out the official page of Baby Loss Awareness to see what’s going on near you and how you can get involved.
If you’re affected by this painful loss, my thoughts are with you. Please do reach out if you’d like to talk and be acknowledged in a safe environment.
I mentor women who have experienced miscarriage & pregnancy loss and are feeling stuck, isolated, and terrified of trying again.
I coach them to confidently release the pain, fear and guilt, so that they can feel acknowledged, heard and supported and ready to try again for another baby, in a way that is soulful, heartfelt and compassionate.