Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.
You should have arrived here from Robin's Blog. Today October 15th, is National Miscarriage and Infant loss Awareness Day. This hop was created for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an angel baby or lost a child. Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding miscarriage and infant loss,
75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage 30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3) 15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births 90,000 children die annually before their first birthday Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year
The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information:
**http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html ** http://miscarriage.about.com/od/riskfactors/a/miscarriage-statistics.html
Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is ment to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it.
How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:
Keep your headlights on all day.
Keep your porch lights on all day.
Wear pink and blue ribbons.
Light a candle and display it in your window.
The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and layouts!
There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store.
The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.
Here is the card I made, I joined this hop because I have a family member who lost a baby to toxemia around the 5th month of her pregnancy , my nephew.
I made the card with both pink and blue, I used a pair of cute baby shoes for the image and added a pink and blue ribbon. ( sorry the picture is a little blurry )
On the inside of the card I stamped, May God's love heal your sorrow, and may His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.
I am the end of this wonderful hop, but before you go, Would you please join me and say a little prayer for all the families that have suffered a loss of a child?
Here is the lineup should you get lost:
Melissa L :Http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
Melissa C: http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com