Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD) is an annual remembrance day that is observed in the United States and Canada on October 15. The day was established in 2002 in order to honor, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day serves to promote greater Awareness, Remembrance, and Support of the estimated 1 in 4 individuals and families whose lives are irrevocably altered by the death of their children, during pregnancy, at birth, and in infancy. The aim of the day is to;

  • Raise awareness of the need for support
  • Encourages people to talk
  • It honors the babies who have passed.

The International Wave of Light invites baby loss families, friends, loved ones, and supporting organizations from around the world to join in honor and remembrance of loved and longed-for babies on October 15 at 7:00 pm in all time zones.

MBFOM encourages you to join in at 7:00 pm and help honor the babies and families who have all been touched by loss.

If you are looking for any resources to assist you or a loved one during a difficult loss, please visit this website.