Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day?
October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for all babies who have died to soon, from early pregnancy loss thru infant death.
When is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day?
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is October 15th of every year. We celebrate the whole month of October. Please see the link Activities & Walks to see if there are any in your area.
When did Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day start?
The day was thought of by Robyn Bear. After having had six miscarriages with little to no support. She felt a day was needed for parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and the world to unite and remember these beloved babies.
Knowing she could not do this alone, she shared her thoughts with Lisa Brown and they decided to do what they could to make this day happen.
We advertised for volunteers from all 50 states to lend help in getting these proclamations signed and to ultimately have a permanent day of Remembrance which was successfully achieved through House Resolution H.CON. RES.222 in 2006.
Why have a day of remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss?
Because EVERY life, even the tiniest and shortest lived deserves to be acknowledged and remembered. The parents of these children never forget, we would just like one day of the year for everyone else to remember then too.
How can I help?
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.
What can I do on this day?
We ask everyone to light a candle at 7pm in their time zone. Spread the word, increase support, educate and make people aware of pregnancy and infant loss. For a list of ideas and ways to observe Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day visit our Ideas to Help page.