In 1988 Ronald Reagan declared October as Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month http://nationalshare.org/october-awareness/
“When a child loses a parent, they are called orphans.
When a spouse loses a partner, they are called a widow or widower.
When a parent loses a child, their is not a word to describe them.” -Ronald Reagan
Every October we take a moment to honor babies gone too soon. For many this may be a very difficult time of year, but can also be a time of year for healing.
Here in Madison we are fortunate to have some great resources for those who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss.
October 2- Lunch and Learn about Pregnancy after a loss at Madison Area Parents Support
Psychotherapist Julie C Kull, LCSW will lead a lunch and learn discussing education and coping skills for pregnancy after loss.
402 E Washington Avenue at MAPS Base Camp
October 3- Kull Counseling Miscarriage Support Group
This support group is run by psychotherapist Julie C Kull, LCSW. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place to share your loss and connect with others in the early loss community. We will be painting rocks to honor your babies in October.
720 Hill Street, Madison, WI
October 17- Bereaved Parents of Madison Support Group
7:30pm (Doors open at 7:20pm)
St Mary's Hospital in Conference Bay 4
700 South Park Street
October 19- Remembrance Day hosted by Mikayla’s Grace
“This Remembrance Day is to honor families who have lost babies through pregnancy, stillbirth, or in early infancy. This 9th Annual Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day is being planned by local bereaved parents and Madison area non-profit Mikayla's Grace.”
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