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October Events Honoring Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 1, 2020 – Fertility News

We remember. In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month saying, “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.” One in four pregnancies ends with a loss. Please take a moment to remember these families and offer your support if you are able.

Here are some local community events throughout the month to honor your baby, support the community and continue to raise awareness:

Delaware Chapter of The TEARS Foundation’s 3rd Annual Virtual Rock & Walk for Babies
Sunday, October 25th

The heart of the Rock and Walk event is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. Although they have gone virtual for the health and safety of their participants, there will still be a t-shirt and swag bag pickup by scheduled time slot for teams on October 25th between 1:00 and 4:00pm at Caravel Academy. There will be a virtual opening and closing ceremony and other virtual activities to bring the community together to support each other. We invite you to support our team “RAD Remembers” to help us raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss and funds to support bereaved families in Delaware.

Click here for more information.

We are thankful for our local community of resources supporting families that have experienced this unthinkable loss in their lives.

Hank’s Hope Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort, resources, and hope to families in the greater Delaware area who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Their monthly peer to peer moderated support groups are virtual during this time and held the second Monday of every month from 7-8:30 pm To learn more and RSVP, email hankshope@gmail.com.

Read the story behind Hank’s Hope and meet their founder, Anne Mathay.

Members of a local pregnancy loss support group decided to join together with the mission of helping others going through similar tragedies while also honoring the life of their child. This is how The Delaware Chapter of The TEARS Foundation was born. The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to lift the financial and emotional burden of bereaved families and is committed to helping them honor the life of their child.

Read the story about how the Delaware Chapter of the TEARS Foundation came to be and meet the founders!

ChristianaCare’s Loving Arms Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss. The group is facilitated by trained bereavement staff that provide a confidential and safe place for members to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen. Support group meetings are typically held the third Monday of every month at Christiana Hospital from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the support groups are virtual at this time.

Call (302) 733-4367 to RSVP for the support group and learn more about their annual memorial service and the Tree of Remembrance.

Footsteps for Maddie is a local nonprofit organization raising money and awareness for pregnancy and infant loss resources. They currently support Bayhealth Foundation’s bereavement program that provides training to hospital staff, a rainbow baby program, and the purchase of products for families who lose a child.

Read the story behind Footsteps for Maddie, and meet their Co-Founder, Christie Bonniwell.

Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) strives to support women pregnant after a loss and encourage them to choose hope over fear while nurturing grief during a subsequent pregnancy. Pregnancy After Loss Support accomplishes this goal through services for both the mom (and her partner) pregnant again after a loss and the providers who treat her. PALS services include an online magazine, online peer-moderated support groups, local meet-ups, outreach and education through speaking and tabling at professional conferences, resource listings for families and healthcare providers, and a newsletter.

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