On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5890 declaring October to be National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, with October 15th to be known as Remembrance Day.
It is estimated that a mother experiences a pregnancy loss somewhere in the United States every 60 seconds. During the month of October, we remember the babies lost, and honor their families.
Below is an infographic from The American Pregnancy Association about pregnancy loss in the United States. Despite pregnancy and infant loss affecting so many lives each year in the U.S. alone, many mothers and families grieve in silence because it's still considered a taboo subject, even in our modern culture. It's time to break the silence. It's time to let every mom who has lost a baby know that she is not alone.