A new movement to complement PAIL
As we approach October which is, amongst bereaved parents, known as the now highly-publicized Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness month, I invite you to embrace something new and exciting:CABLA – Child and Baby Loss Awareness.
In a recent conversation with members of the Grieving Parents Support Community’s peer support group May We All Heal, we arrived at the conclusion that there exists a need to give birth to another, companion awareness initiative.
What is CABLA?
We wish to bring about an initiative that does not replace PAIL, but rather joins with this well-established movement to truly include all parents, and even other family members and friends, affected by the loss of a baby or child of any age.
We believe this new movement for Child and Baby Loss Awareness can run alongside PAIL to increase the potential to bring about change in society’s understanding of and support for baby and child loss.
So, here we are – creating change.
Will you support CABLA – the Child and Baby Loss Awareness movement – with us?
Join the conversation on Facebook @ChildAndBabyLossAwareness
History of PAIL
PAIL began on October 25, 1988, when then U.S. President Ronald Reagan designated the entire month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Later, in 2002 according to Wikipedia, Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown and Tammy Novak began a movement to establish October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
Bear said she, “…envisioned a day when all grieving parents could come together and be surrounded by love and support from their friends and families. A day where the community could better understand their pain and learn how to reach out to those grieving. This would be a day to reflect on the loss yet embrace the love.”