By: Becca When it comes to pregnancy and infant loss, for the couple, the close family, even friends and colleagues, the emotion and pain can be felt like a tidal wave over the people involved, these people feel loss in different ways, and deal with it differently. It is hard
By: Sabrina Ivey October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. 1 in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Every day in the United States, approximately 70 babies are born still and silent. That’s 70 mothers and fathers who leave the hospital empty handed.
By: Rose Carlson Those who work with and support families who experience the tragic death of a baby know just how meaningful ceremonies, rituals and memorial events are to heartbroken parents. Many parents continue to honor their baby over the years, and they are especially appreciative when others also remember
By: Joy Boresi “I’m very sorry, but I see your baby’s heart, and it’s not beating.” Those were the words that turned my and my husband’s world upside down. We had tried for years to become pregnant, and the day we found out we were expecting was one of the
By: Cathy Schloss I became involved as a caregiver with Share the first week of my obstetrics orientation at Southeast Missouri Hospital when a 16-week baby boy was born prematurely. He was perfect! His only problem was that he was born too soon. I have never felt as helpless and
It is always a privilege to honor and remember the many precious babies who were real and who were loved. -Sister Jane’s Personal Memoir By: Sister Jane Marie Lamb, OSF My time of nearly 30 years journeying with bereaved parents has a been a gifted time for me in more
This timeline includes highlights of Share’s history from 1976 to 2016. 1976 Established an AMEND (Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death) chapter in Decatur, IL after meeting with St. Louis AMEND organization 1977 Began Share group at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois Began providing education on perinatal loss
The Share walk has come a long way since the very first one in 2002. That year, it was held on the grounds of the Gateway Arch with nearly 300 people in attendance and was called the Share Walk to Remember. This year, the Walk for Remembrance & Hope in