Tag Archives: Infant Loss

Swaddling May Contribute to the Risk of SIDS

Raising awareness of safe sleeping techniques may save lives and prevent the devastation of infant loss

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, claiming in his October 25th proclamation that the national monthly observance, “offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in … Continue reading

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Mother Donates Breast Milk to Honor Her Stillborn Son

Amy Anderson donated 92 gallons of breast milk and is shifting the law to help lactating women

Amy Anderson of Caribou, Maine, has two living sons and several other children who were lost to miscarriage. “Lost” isn’t quite the word for it, though, because Anderson continues to have a relationship with them — particularly Bryson, who was … Continue reading

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Two Parents, One Impossible Choice

Deidrea and T.K. Laux were forced to decide the fate of their terminally ill son

Would you give birth to a baby knowing it will die in a few days? Deidrea and T.K. Laux had to make this choice, and their final decision sparked controversy. Their pregnancy started as any other. The couple were ecstatic … Continue reading

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Holding Silvan, A Brief Life is a Gripping Book About Stillborn Infant Loss

It’s so intensely real I cried and sobbed through many of it’s pages

Few books offer a journey so intimate and overwhelming that we witness the author’s experience as though we were there. Intensely gripping, Holding Silvan, a Brief Life made me feel every second, every heartbeat from Monica Wesolowska’s true story—the infant loss of … Continue reading

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