A special day

15th October 2015

Wave of Light Image 2015Every year, 15 October  marks International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, generally known in the UK as Babyloss Awareness Day.

Wherever you are, it offers an opportunity to join with others in marking the brief lives of babies who died in pregnancy, at or shortly after birth or in early infancy.

This year was no exception.  Some people were telling their stories, others sharing thoughts about what helped them through after their losses and some attended events or took part in some kind of activity to mark the day. Here we mention just three of these:

A ribbon

Some people wore a specially designed pin badge and/or added a virtual pin badge to their Facebook or Twitter profile or their email signature.  Many are continuing to wear their ribbons even after 15 October.

Wave of Light, 7 p.m.

A huge number of people took part in the Wave of Light, lighting a candle or candles at 7 p.m. in their local time zone. We are creating a video of candle images which we will highlight next week, but you see  our gallery of candles from 2014 here.

If you’d still like to share a photo of your candle/s, feel free to upload it to our Facebook page. If you would like your photo to be part of a video slideshow that we will create after Babyloss Awareness Day, please just add a note ‘For the video’ when you upload it.

First Heartbeat

A documentary about recurrent miscarriage, this film follows the journey of Lisa and David as they seek answers and hope after loss. Broadcast on the TLC* channel on 15 October, it will be repeated on Sat 17 and Mon 19 October at 9 p.m..

* SKY 125, VIRGIN 167, BT 323, TalkTalk 413

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