HENDERSON, KY- October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Designated in 1988 by then President Ronald Reagan, this time period is set aside to recognize the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, or newborn death. Each year in the United States, approximately 1,000,000 pregnancies are lost from these conditions.At Methodist Hospital, we realize the tremendous impact such a loss has on the mother and her entire family and circle of friends. To help the families in our community process some of the grief and sadness associated with perinatal loss, Methodist Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Committee will host the Fourth Annual Perinatal Memorial Service on Sunday, October 14th at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Methodist Hospital Chaplain Mary Wrye and will take place in the hospital Chapel located on the Ground Floor of the Elm Street Building.
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby at any point throughout pregnancy, at birth, or in the first weeks of life, as well as their family members, are invited to participate in this memorial service. No registration is required. The community can also place candles in a window or tie pink and/or blue ribbons on trees and mailboxes as a sign of support for this important topic.
For more information on the memorial service or perinatal loss, please contact the Women’s Pavilion at (270) 827-7266 or Chaplain Mary Wrye at (270) 827-7166.