October 15 is Infant and Child Death Awareness and Prevention Day

As October 15 approaches (next Thursday) I want to ask all readers, what are you specifically doing to help save a baby’s life? Regular readers of this blog know the problems caused by psychiatric drugs but new readers may not know of all the risks. Aside from the risk of birth defects with antidepressants we have babies dying in utero or being stillborn or miscarried about twice as often as babies not exposed to antidepressants. Here is a stillbirth article from 2006, you can find others if you do a google search: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4886762.stm

I hope everyone will think of something that they can do over the next week to honor these babies, and either complete it by October 15 or start on October 15. You have the power to make a difference and save a baby’s life and save a family from tragedy.

For those who have lost children, The MISS Foundation is a wonderful source of support. Please consider donating to The MISS Foundation to support their efforts in advocacy, research, and education to reduce infant and child mortality.

October 15th is Infant and Child Death Awareness and Prevention Day. We honor all the children who died too soon, and the families who suffer in their absence. Together, we heal and transcend our place in the world…

The MISS Foundation provides crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child.

The following video covers Dr. Joanne Cacciatore’s advocacy through The MISS Foundation in successfully passing The Missing Angels Bill into law in many states. This law allows grieving parents to have a certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth, not simply death certificates for their babies.

Her goal is to have every state pass such a law. If you can share this with your state legislators please do so. For more information on the status of this campaign throughout the U.S., go to http://www.missingangelsbill.org/

The Missing Angels Bill in Tennessee needs your support. Go here for a one click form to send yours in!: http://www.missingangelsbill.org/support.php?se_id=26

3 thoughts on “October 15 is Infant and Child Death Awareness and Prevention Day

  1. […] Intra-Uterine Deaths and Umbilical Cord Abnormalities Linked to Antidepressants in MedWatch Reports 2009 October 8 tags: antidepressants, death, drugs, Effexor, exposure, intra-uterine death, intrauterine, Paxil, perinatal, placenta, pregnancy, psychiatric, psychiatry, SNRIs, SSRIs, umbilical cord, umbilical cord abnormalities, velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord, Wellbutrin by Amy Philo I was wondering about umbilical cord abnormalities and antidepressants so I decided to do a google search and couldn’t find much aside from drug selling websites. So I pulled a few reports (not all the reports, just a sampling) from the MedWatch database on the topics of intrauterine death and umbilical cord abnormalities. Some also have placenta problems although I did not do a search on those specifically. The decrypted MedWatch data seems to be one of the only sources for finding this information on what is really associated with antidepressant use / psych drug use. I think it is really one of the best sites on the internet because you can search for a specific side effect and see how many reports there were. The main psychdrugdangers database even breaks it down for you by age range.  The MOTHERS Act / prenatal / neonatal database section has all the reports you need to see if you are looking for pregnancy and breastfeeding reports since 2004. I love this site because you are able to see the truth and not have to wonder about any conflicts of interest with the researchers, agendas, or bad motives like you would if you only read the complete b.s. being offered up by websites of moms on drugs, psychs in the pocket of pharma, etc. Because of the seriousness of this issue I feel that every mom should have access to this information so I hope you will share this with your friends, you never know who it may help to save. (See: October 15 Infant and Child Death Awareness and Prevention Day). […]

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