Terra-Lynn Coggan

Throughout Terra-Lynn’s Canadian campaign efforts she has campaigned to remove the social stigma which is attach to pregnancy loss and infant death and the way in which families grieve their loss. Terra-Lynn believes that greater awareness will increase research which will enable health care providers and social agencies from across Canada and around the world to develop programs and services based on the findings of empirical research. Terra-Lynn passion is evident in her campaign efforts.

Content Posted by Terra-Lynn Coggan

Group Helps Mothers Bear with Grief

Canada's Bears for Bereaved Mommies: helping grieving parents since 2004

Finding Hope and Healing

An aunt speaks about the stillbirth of her nephew, and how her nephew inspired her to build an organization that supports families who experience pregnancy loss and infant death

History of the Canadian Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness and Remembrance Movement

Awareness, remembrance, healing and support for parents who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth and neo natal death

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Statistics from Canadian Perinatal Health Report (2003) stated that 25 to 50 per cent of all pregnancies “end in miscarriage or loss.” In 2000, 1.5 Canadian infants in 1000 did not survive “their first year of life.” The root of such losses span from miscarriage, neonatal, and infant death to genetic abnormalities, premature birth, SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), and pregnancy complications.

Group Raising Funds and Helping Families Bear their Silent Grief

A 3rd annual fundraising walk is being planned in New Brunswick, Canada. A non-profit support group is helping bereaved parents who have lost babies through pregnancy loss: miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss. Raising awareness, bereavement support and more.

No Longer Mourning in Silence

A charity raising money to buy hospitals better equipment to detect problems early on in pregnancy. It also informs people of the importance of doctors and patients sharing information and listening to one another. It educates the public on how to grieve properly.