Monday, October 6, 2014

October is Pregnancy, Infant, and child loss Awareness month.

So,   Did you know that October is National Pregnancy, Infant, and Child loss awareness Month?
Nope.  Probably not.   Because here goes,  may piss some off,  but this is what I think, and feel.
Everyone makes it all about Breast Cancer awareness month.   Everyone wears pink, for Breast Cancer.   Well,  Pink AND Blue, represent, PAIL.  (Pregnancy and Infant loss)
Yes,  Breast cancer is a terrible cancer to have,  and I have known some that have had it, beat it, and died from it.
I dont think that PAIL gets enough attention.  Why?
Because its "taboo"  its "remembering"  ill loose a baby if i talk about it.
Its not.
It is.
And no, you wont.  its not contagious.
It needs to be talked about,  the silence needs to be BROKEN!!
When you remember,  and ask about my Angel, im flattered that you remembered.  Your not "reminding" me.   I KNOW!!  I Wont Forget!!
I LOOOVE to talk about my Angel.
My Angel has a name.   She was born still, on March 15th, 2006.  At 8:48am. She weighed 3lbs,  and was 16ozs.  She was 17 inches long.
  It was a Wednesday. Her dad and I found out late Monday night, the 13th, she had no heartbeat.
Cause of death?    A massive blood clot in her placenta.   When I was pregnant with my Rainbow, (baby born after the loss of a child) I had to inject Heperin every 12 hours to prevent blood clots.
It will be NINE years this coming March, since I held, kissed, saw my beautiful Haley.
I miss and love her more than words can express.
So,  this month,  was proclaimed PAIL, by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.  Before Breast Cancer was a big deal.  Before the NFL wore pink,  Before Breast Cancer ribbons were on EVERYTHING.
Why cant PAIL ribbons be on EVERYTHING too?!?!

So, here,  read this.

Proclamation 5890 -- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, 1988

October 25, 1988

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

"Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child. National observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, 1988, offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members and work to prevent causes of these problems.

Health care professionals recognize that trends of recent years, such as smaller family size and the postponement of childbearing, adds another dimension of poignance to the grief of parents who have lost infants. More than 700 local, national, and international support groups are supplying programs and strategies designed to help parents cope with their loss. Parents who have suffered their own losses, health care professionals, and specially trained hospital staff members are helping newly bereaved parents deal constructively with loss.

Compassionate Americans are also assisting women who suffer bereavement, guilt, and emotional and physical trauma that accompany post-abortion syndrome. We can and must do a much better job of encouraging adoption as an alternative to abortion; of helping the single parents who wish to raise their babies; and of offering friendship and temporal support to the courageous women and girls who give their children the gifts of life and loving adoptive parents. We can be truly grateful for the devotion and concern provided by all of these citizens, and we should offer them our cooperation and support as well.

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 314, has designated the month of October 1988 as ``Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth."

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:13 a.m.October 26, 1988]


So,  the 15th of October is the "day" set aside for PAIL. 
On this day, at 7pm, your time.  Your'e supposed to light a candle, and let it burn for one hour.
And its said, that if everyone does it will create a "wave of light" that will light up the whole world. 

So,  I wear Pink, AND Blue,  for PAIL.  

Enjoy your night.  

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