Every day in Australia, 282 women report pregnancy loss before 20 weeks gestation. One in four pregnancies will end before 12 weeks, and one in three pregnant women over the age of 35 will experience pregnancy loss.
However, 80 per cent of these women who go on to experience a healthy pregnancy and deliver a baby.The Pink Elephants Support Network provides empathy, validation and connection to those experiencing miscarriage and early pregnancy loss through emotional support literature that helps women navigate their miscarriage and fertility journeys, as no woman should have to walk alone.
Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month takes place in October each year to help to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and the impact it has on millions of families each year worldwide.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is on October 15. It is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes, however is not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of a newborn.
The Pink Elephants Support Network and baby swaddle company, Love to Dream have partnered to honour these lost babies and to help support more families experiencing miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Parents around Australia can get involved, with $5 from every Rainbow SWADDLE UP™ going directly to The Pink Elephants Support Network. Click here to purchase one.
The more we talk about miscarriage, the less people will feel alone. In recent years, celebrities have begun to share their stories of loss.
Here are six celebs, who are bravely speaking out in the hope that their personal stories can help support couples through this heartbreaking time.
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