October President’s Letter

The air turns crisp, leaves begin to change color, and people everywhere are obsessed with pumpkin spice. While we throw on our flannel and knee high boots, look for fun Halloween activities that are worthy of our adulting status, 1 in 4 women are secretly hurting….secretly remembering their pregnancy loss.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month was first declared by President Ronald Reagan on October 15, 1988. On that day he said: “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.

On October 15th, Conceive Nebraska will be participating in No Footprint Too Small’s Wave of Light event. Joining millions around the world as they create a wave of light to remember the babies/pregnancy’s lost too soon. Check out the event here on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/652752118950682/

We also would like to invite you to our Fertility Support Circle with therapist for Omaha Integrative Care on October 13th, 6:30-7:30. Conceive Nebraska is sponsoring this group for the first 10 couples/individuals who sign up. To sign up for this group, contact j.hjersmaneverson@omahaic.com

Now, take some time to cross off those Fall Bucket lists and create some fun memories in your life!~Kassandra

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