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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I made this Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Cupcake at Calvin’s Cupcakes in remembrance of all of the little ones we’ve lost and ache to hold and in honor of the love we continue to carry for them.

I don’t believe anyone would choose to be a babyloss mommy or a babyloss daddy, but I am proud to be a part of this community. Although my heart is heavy, I carry my head high as Calvin and Rainbow’s mommy. I am proud to have carried their two precious lives in my belly, to have delivered and held my sweet son, and to a part of the growing voice behind Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness.

I did not do as much to celebrate this day as I would have liked (I am so behind on reading blogs that I just found out about Angie’s 30 posts in 30 days). But I am very happy to share a few things with you, in addition to the cupcake.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Twibbon

I also just created a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Twibbon Campaign. For those of you that don’t what Twibbons are, they are like stickers, which you add to your Twitter avatar or to your Facebook profile picture to show your support. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, please consider adding the Twibbon for October 15th or even the rest of October, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

BabyCenter supports Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

As some of you know, I currently contract at BabyCenter as a web producer, which means I help publish their content. One of the things that drew me to this company was the support I found in the BabyCenter Community. This is the first thing on the Community Guidelines:

BabyCenter welcomes all, no matter what stage of the parenting journey you are on. From deciding to try, to taking the test; from babies loved and lost and babies learning to crawl and walk; from preschool to grade-school; from the tween years to the teen years and beyond, every member on BabyCenter has the right to share the story of his or her unique parenting journey.

In case you missed it, here it is again: from babies loved and and lost. This is a clear recognition of babyloss parents and welcoming of their stories and experiences.

If you look at the BabyCenter homepage today, you will see “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day” in big letters on the first tab of the center module. If you go to the Community homepage, you will see a module called “In Memory” and a picture of a candle in the top right. And in both of those places, you will find a link to this article, in which I get to share a little of Calvin, and in which you will see a couple of familiar names and resources: Honoring a baby who dies in pregnancy or infancy.

It is amazing to see BabyCenter bring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness to the forefront of mainstream audiences. And I have to give special props to Marcella and to Rebecca for their attentiveness and care for all parents, even those of us who don’t have our babies with us.

And as a PS to my bloggy friends

Sorry I have been so out of the loop. I am thinking of you all. And especially today, to my fellow babyloss mommas, you and your darling angel babies are in my heart. My RSI-arms are healing, and I will catch up with you all soon (all 400+ blog posts waiting for my eyes)!

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

0 thoughts on “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

  1. thanks for stopping by my blog. . . what a wonderful thing for baby center to do! sounds like it is one more place where we can share our stories, that is so helpful. Hugs to you and prayers.

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