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community.jpgLoss affects many members of our society. However, victories are celebrated by all of us too.

For survivors of pregnancy and infant loss, we find it remarkable when we begin to tell people about our loss: more often than not, the other person tells us that they too have lost a baby, or know someone who did.

This comes as no surprise to people who know the real statistics of baby loss: obstetricians, midwives and other maternity ward staff. They are aware that 1 in 3 pregnancies ends in loss.

So in actual fact, we believe that everyone is affected by this tragedy in one form or other. Ours is a silent grief that we tend to not talk about:  Social taboo results in the fact that pregnancy and infant loss is far more common than most people realise.

Given the statistical averages, we have now come to believe that there are really only three kinds of people:

1. Those who have lost a baby;
2. Those who know someone who has; and
3. Those who don't realize they know someone who has (simply because ours is a silent grief).

Petitions raise awareness. Awareness attracts more research. So this raises the possibility that the lives of more babies might be saved. And this is our ultimate goal.

It is our passionate hope that one day, the statistics will not be so shocking. And that there might actually be a fourth kind of person:

4. Those who truly don't anyone who has lost a baby.

Thank you for your support.