Just the facts:

  • 1 in 4 women will lose a baby. (www.verywell.com)
  • Stillbirth results in the loss of a baby in 1 in 160 pregnancies (March of Dimes)
  • Almost 9.2 million children die before they reach their fifth birthday.  (www.who.int)
  • Over 57,000 children under the age of 19 die every year in the United States. (www.aamft.org)
  • Approximately 2,000 children are reported missing everyday.  (www.aamft.org)

The repercussions of a loss of a baby or child:

  • Couples who had a miscarriage were 22% more likely to end marriages or break up. (www.cnn.com)
  • The loss of a child often can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, marital problems,  risk of suicide, pain and guilt.   (www.psychologytoday.com)
  • Many people pull away from a family in which a death of a child has occurred. (www.psychology.com)

How you can help someone who has lost a baby or child:

  • Listen to them.
  • Remember their baby and acknowledge their loss.
  • Bring them lunch or dinner.
  • Go to doctor’s follow up appointments with them.
  • Call them on their angelversary or the anniversary of their child’s passing.