Sunday, September 6, 2015

Stillbirth Remembrance Day

Today (September 6th) is Stillbirth Remembrance Day. It is a day set aside each year to honor and remember babies that have been stillborn. Still born. For me and other moms who have had stillborn babies, every day is stillbirth remembrance day because we remember our babies every day. It's something that could never be forgotten. However, I do like that there is a specific day to honor stillborn babies. Honestly, before experiencing stillbirth, I don't even remember ever hearing about it or even knowing what that word meant. I'm sure I did, but I just didn't give it much thought.

"26,000 babies are stillborn every year in the United States. That is approximately 71 loved and wanted babies every single day! 71 families every single day who are planning their child's funeral and deciding if they'd like to have them cremated or buried. 71 mothers going through labor and delivery, trying to prepare themselves to say hello and goodbye in the same day to their sweet babies they will love forever. Stillbirth is known as the great equalizer - if you think it can't happen to you and your child, you're wrong. Stillbirth strikes all races, all religions, all walks of life. And it happens much more often than anyone likes to think about." ~Heather Fettig

Remembering my girl, Lily Katherine, who was stillborn on March 16, 2010, and all other precious babies who we carry in our hearts, rather than our arms.


1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I have seen THIS photo of the lovely daughter of your body and heart. Beautiful! What a cutie (what a heartache) and what a reminder of the day that we relinquished our Lilly.
    We so understand the poignant pain of that day...the shock and disbelief...the agony...and I remember Jesus.
    Photos taken of our stillborn children are so very precious and full of a lifetime of emotion. Thank you for sharing your precious baby with us. (((Hugs)))

    Also, thank you for telling us that there is another day of remembrance set apart.

    I love you sister Hannah,
    Tina Robinson (mother of Lillian Judith Joy)


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