Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should of arrived here from ______Alicia______, if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 

Today, October 15,  is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, 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://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
Release butterflies 

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.

As you may know, I have 4 angel babies myself. I was lucky enough to have my friend, Shell, create the beautiful badges on my sidebar that helps me remember my Angel babies ALWAYS! 

I made this for all the mother's who have lost a child. My heart goes out to all the mother's who have lost a baby! I wanted to do this project because I think it is important that we help each other get through these hard times and just be there for one another.
Thank You for taking the time reading my blog! This means a lot to me.

You are now off to _Connie____ Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:



Lisa Kingston said...

Very sweet and thoughtful way to remember all lost little ones and there mama's. I love this, losing 2 angels of my own.

Yvonne Morentin said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Wilson said...

Mel, this is a BEAUTIFUL tribute to the moms who lost their angel babies! It means the world to us that you are hear to help us heal! Thank you SO MUCH for participating in this special hop today! Hugs!

Lori Apgar said...

What a wonderful tribute to the moms who lost their angel babies! I love that angel! Glad to be in this hop with you!

Monica Madsen said...

Such a beautiful creation. Following this hop has been inspiring.

D- said...

This is amazing. Thanks for remembering us.
I have two angel babies. One lost due to miscarriage and our sweet daughter, Michelle, who didn't develop a brain. I am comforted by my belief that my mom and dad are caring for my sweet angels until we are reunited.
Heartfelt hugs,

Michele Green said...

This is very nice. I like the simplicity of it yet it says so much.
michelegreen120 @ gmail.com

Miranda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Prayers for all the angel babies and their families!

Treva said...

Like your project, thank you for your willingness to participate in today's hop.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

it is beautiful! thank you for sharing!

sue k said...

Beautiful tribute to Moms and their Angel Babies. I cannot imagine having to go through a loss like that myself.


Madge Gillen said...

Mel, this is beatutiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project. And thanks for being in this special hop. loves-Scrappin Madge

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great way to remember those little ones. Thanks for doing this hop.

Haidee said...

Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!This is beautiful! TFS

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Such a wonderful frame and thank you so much for taking part in this with us. Means so much to us all! Scrappy hugs, Connie