Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop
Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.
You should of arrived from Jessica's blog Craftin and Stampin, but if you did not, be sure to start at her the beginning HERE!
Today, October 15, is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child.
Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss:
75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year
The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information:
Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is meant to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it.
How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:
Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and layouts!
There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store.
The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.
Hello Everyone and Welcome
I'm joining this hop to honor both of my grandmothers. Both of my grandmother on my mother and father side lost a sweet angel baby. My father's mother lost a baby girl and my mother's mom die while giving birth to my uncle twin. But she lost her sweet baby after I was told. At that time my mom was a little girl. Her or her siblings never know if it was a baby girl or boy. My father's mom lost a sweet baby girl name Candy. She was my grandmother 13th and final child. Today I'm happy to honored them by creating this angel card.
I created this card using prime paper pack and card stock. I use an angle stamp called "You Are An Angel" by MFP Stamps. I colored my image in with sharpies. I add glitter using wink of stella glitter brush. I used Tim Holtz tattered rose ink to distress the edges of the papers and rose. I use MCT Fun Borders Die to create the scallop border and added some gems to complete my card.
You are now off to Madge at The Scrappin Lounge Blog.
Here is the lineup should you get lost:
Melissa L :Http://
Melissa C: http://