October is the official month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, an important time to recognize families and individuals who have suffered such a loss. Additionally, October 15th is recognized as the World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
American Nurse Today highlights the importance of these topics and offers support to mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers—anyone who has experienced an infant death.
Nurses and other healthcare providers are at the forefront of care for these individuals, and learning how to properly manage grief is critical. American Nurse Today offers resources for education on this topic:
- Understanding a Father’s Perspective of Perinatal Death
- Helping caregivers cope with death
- Early pregnancy loss management for nurse practitioners and midwives
The Star Legacy Foundation is an important resource for families and individuals seeking more information. Visit the Star Legacy Foundation for more resources, including the #NeverBeStill campaign.