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