HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Tuesday, October 6th, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution designating October 15th as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Awareness Day” at its October 6th general meeting. The resolution, sponsored by Legislator Sarah Anker, was introduced to increase awareness of the causes and impacts surrounding pregnancy and infant loss and to improve understanding, support and potential resources for those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or an infant.
October was proclaimed as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month” in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan and October 15th was later recognized as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day” in parts of the
United States and the world. “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day” is a day to honor and remember the lives taken too soon and to support the grieving family members who may feel isolated and alone in their