October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Sadly, I have had a number of dear friends and acquaintances who have had miscarriages, whose babies were born still, or who did not live through their first year. These losses have left their footprints in my heart too.
You simply cannot work in the birth field for 20+ years and not know people whose precious babies have died. Miscarriage is more common than you might think, and while stillbirth and infant mortality is rare, it does still happen. These losses are absolutely devastating and go unspoken of far too often.
To any in my reading audience who might have experienced a loss like these, my heart goes out to you. To my dear friends who have been through this difficult experience, I hold you and your babies forever in my heart. It may seem like no one remembers, but you might be surprised how often I think of them, and you too. So much love to you.