Can you believe it’s already October 15th tomorrow!? One more day until National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We are so, so thankful for everyone’s amazing support of our first annual I AM THE FACE campaign so far.
Thank you for all the work you’ve done promoting this cause on your blogs, facebook, twitter, support forums, etc, over the last few weeks. The internet is definitely buzzing with our message!
Through this campaign, we are showing the world that pregnancy/infant loss is very common. And that while it’s incredibly sad, it’s not something anyone needs to be ashamed of. Just like breast cancer survivors, we are all survivors too. It wasn’t long ago that breast cancer was a taboo subject, and look at it today! You can’t escape the pink if you tried! We’re confident that if we all continue to unite as one collective voice, baby loss will one day too be a perfectly acceptable thing to talk about in our society. That soon, no one will feel like they are alone in their grief.
So please, we ask that tonight, on the eve of October 15th, you make one of the following badges your profile picture on facebook (and wherever else you go online!), and keep it up all day tomorrow, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
04/30/09 – 05/06/09
Cade and Nylah born 3/21/10
This has helped me heal because I am able to talk with people about her and not cry the second I mention her name or think of her. Going to visit her as much as I can has really helped and moving back home where she passed away has helped as well. Being in the last place that she was and remembering her all the time helps. We love her so much and continue to show this by being everywhere we can in order to still feel close to her.
First Baby, Miscarried @ 5.5 weeks, September 2009
Second Baby, Miscarried @ 7 weeks, January 2010
Paislee Ann born still at 24 weeks, September 2nd, 2010
We went to the doctor and she told us to wait one cycle, so that is exactly what we did. We got a BFP in November of ’09. We were pregnant again, but this time tried not to get to excited. I read the odds of reoccurring miscarriages weren’t too high so I was expecting a healthy August ’10 baby. Not so much. At 10 weeks I started spotting brown again and went in to the doctor where they told me the baby died a 7 weeks and 1 day. I was scheduled for a D & C five days later. I woke up the day before by D & C to horrible cramping and sat on the toilet only to pass so much blood I wasn’t sure what to do. I ended up having an emergency D & C due to the heavy blood loss and drop in blood pressure.
Again we sat at the doctor’s office where we were told, wait a cycle and you can try again. We ended up getting our BFP April 2010. I would go to the office very three days to get blood work to make sure my HCG counts were doubling and they were.