October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, and according to Harvard Medical School 15% - 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.
The term is generally used when the loss takes place before 20 weeks of pregnancy, and the highest risk time for miscarriage is between the 12th and 14th week of the pregnancy.
Leigh-Ann Geydien from Fertility Solutions says that 1-in-6 South African couples struggle with infertility. She invites parents who have survived infertility and loss to share their stories on her website, to give other couples who are going through infertility and have experienced miscarriage a sense of hope.
Through October many people share their experience with infertility and miscarriage to raise awareness, including on social media where families share their stories.
A beautiful example is the Serendipity Photography Facebook page, where photographer Allix captures mother's stories:
Share your story with us, and we could publish your mail. Anonymous contributions are welcome.
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