Each October we set aside time to purposefully remember and honor little ones gone too soon during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The statistics surrounding pregnancy and infant loss are staggering. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, stillbirth affects 1 in 160 pregnancies, and in 2015 3,500 babies passed away from SIDS. We all know someone who has lost a child this way. It's not really a question of "if" you know someone... it's a question of if you know their story.
Here at laurelbox, our mission is to grow support and "support the supporters" through our online store. Everyday we support customers who are at a total loss of how to be a good friend for someone experiencing grief. And even though we can't change those statistics above from our little home offices, everyday we wake up to grow support and awareness for the women living these losses.
So this month mamas, it's for you. It's to remember you and honor you and recognize the millions of ways a mothers heart can grieve. You are so loved, you have an army of women at your back, and we love you so much.
Denise and Johanna