So here is what I wrote and posted:
I don’t usually post things like this here, but I just wanted to, so I am. It has been an exciting, crazy, busy, fun month, as many of you know. But, as an infertile I would feel remised if I did not post something here on FB about October being Baby Loss Awareness month. It is a month to remember all types of pregnancy loss and infant death including miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, etc. So while you would have to live in a cave without any other human contact to not know that it was Breast Cancer Awareness month, (not knocking Breast Cancer Month), but you may not have known that is also Baby Loss Awareness Month. And I am sure it is many other things month: like nephew appreciation month, Hispanic heritage month, etc. I will let someone else speak about those causes. The reason I am putting this on FB is because FB can be a cruel reminder to infertile people or those coping with infant loss of just how much we are missing out on. Many infertile people comes to hate FB, because as I remember one fellow infertile said something to the effect of, “FB is like opening a Christmas card about someone else’s amazing life, only you have to do it 365 times a year”. Not to make any of you feel bad, that’s just the reality of it. So, for those who are infertile, I know your pain and I hope it will be relieved soon.
So, I just wanted to tell all of those that have experienced an infant loss that I am heartbroken for you and your loss and I hope you can find peace and comfort in some way and in some time. For those who have not experienced the pain of infertility or infant loss and sometimes wonder what you could say or do; well since I don’t have space to write a novel here, I would merely say, be sensitive, be compassionate, be understanding, and reach out and let them know you care.
That’s all. Thanks for reading.