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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Karen

Julie, as always, we share this connection. I have never marked October 15th (actually didn't really know about it until this year.) I have often thought that there needs to be more awareness in our communities and our world about pregnancy and infant loss. It has been almost 14 years since we lost our infant son, and while the pain recedes, the scar never goes away. My loss has colored everything about who I am today, and while I don't walk around with it on my sleeve anymore, it is always there, informing the way I look at the world. I continue to wish you love and luck on your own healing journey. There is no doubt that having beautiful, healthy children to focus on is an enormous part of the healing.

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It is very importaint to make such days of awareness days for women. The statistics says that each day, 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden, unexpected infant deaths, more than 70 new parents will face the tragedy of a stillborn baby and many other lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death. The numbers are shocking but we have to be prepared how to cope with it.

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