10 Ways to Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day


10 Ways to Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

An important day is approaching for baby loss families. October 15th is widely recognized as being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and many families will rally for support, honor their children no longer here and raise awareness for an often under-supported grief.

While I strongly believe we should all feel supported and encouraged to speak of our loss and grief at any point, this day serves as a giant voice for many. Communities come together to give support, raise awareness and funds to support the many families touched by miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal and infant death.

If you or someone you love is living through perinatal grief, there are ways you can honor the day and support the other people in your community wading through the same path.

Click through for 10 ideas on how you can honor Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day:

  • Light a Candle 1 of 10
    Light a Candle
    Light a candle in memory of your child, a child in your family or for your friends.
    Photo credit: modified from Clearly Ambiguous/Flickr
  • Gather with Family 2 of 10
    Gather with Family
    Make it a day to be with family for support and to remember and honor your baby.
    Photo credit: modified from Dave Newman (newmanchu)/Flickr
  • Find a Support Group 3 of 10
    Find a Support Group
    There are many groups who gather a few times a month but many will gather just for October 15th. Find a group near you or start one in your area.
    Photo credit: modified from eskedal/Flickr
  • Find a Walk Near You 4 of 10
    Find a Walk Near You
    Raise money for babies in the NICU or memory boxes in the hospital by organizing or taking part in a walk for October 15th
    Photo credit: modified from Strandell/Flickr
  • Speak About It 5 of 10
    Speak About It
    Break your silence and speak about your loss. You will find many open up and share with you.
    Photo credit: modified from strollers/Flickr
  • Write About It 6 of 10
    Write About It
    Write a blog post, write about your child, write about the importance of October 15th
    Photo credit: modified from elPadawan/Flickr
  • Check in With a Friend 7 of 10
    Check in With a Friend
    If you have a friend who has been through loss, check in with them and ask them how they are doing. Talk to them about their baby and show your support.
    Photo credit: modified from kkinjo/Flickr
  • Volunteer 8 of 10
    Volunteer in the hospital or anywhere in your community in the name of your baby.
    Photo credit: modified from dctim1/Flickr
  • Spread the Word 9 of 10
    Spread the Word
    Spread the word about October 15th, about the importance of sharing your story and help remove the stigma of speaking about loss.
    Photo credit: modified from wfyurasko/Flickr
  • Butterfly Release Ceremony 10 of 10
    Butterfly Release Ceremony
    Hold a butterfly release ceremony or remembrance ceremony for yourself, your family member or gather the community together.
    Photo credit: modified from Strandell/Flickr

For more information or resources for miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, visit

Photo credit: modified from wfyurasko/Flickr


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