Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Friday, October 1, 2010

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It is overshadowed by Breast Cancer Awareness Month but, in my view (as the mother of a stillborn son and the friend, niece and daughter of breast cancer survivors--and victims), no less important.

In honor of Awareness Month, I am going to blog every day about stillbirth issues. (Although I might throw in a Wordless Wednesday photograph if I need a break from the sound of my own voice.)

I would love for my readers who have been hiding out to de-lurk, say hello, and tell me why you're here. Tell me who it is you are missing.


still life angie said...

I am a lurker, I guess. My daughter Lucia was stillborn in 2008 at 38 weeks of pregnancy. Posting everyday is a great idea. I might join you.

Debbie said...

Hi Virginia.

I am going to join you as well. :)

Virginia said...

Hi Angie - nice to meet you, though I am so sorry we had to meet this way. I'm sorry about your little girl and I'd love to have you join me in blogging every day this month.

Debbie - great! So glad you've decided to join in.

still life angie said...

We actually are both in the collection, They Were Still Born.

Virginia said...

Angie, I didn't make that connection - I'm glad to have you stopping by and look forward to reading your essay in the book.