PREGNANCY & BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK 2016
We are spearheading “National PREGNANCY AND BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK” from the 9th – 15th of October 2016.
The week is for bereaved parents, family members and friends to reflect on the all-too-brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, during or after birth. It also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about this subject and raise awareness.
The focus of the week is to reach out to as many women as possible that have gone through this loss. We want to support them in the little way we can and to let them know that they are not alone. So many women grieve in silence not coming to terms with their loss. We would be educating and encouraging them on how to manage the situation through the assistance of Medical Practitioners and women who have gone through a similar journey.
1 in 4 CAMPAIGN (#1in4 #weremember #pblaw16)
AIM: Pregnancy and baby loss is often a taboo subject. We want to break the silence through the 1in4 campaign. Its specially designed for social media (facebook, twitter, instagram e.t.c). We want women/men who have gone through a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, SIDS etc to come out and stand strong. 1 in 4 women go through this. There is no shame in going through this tragic experience, coming out with this would inspire and encourage others still struggling.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Write I am 1 in 4 on a paper and post on social media. Tag @beibeihaven on Instagram, twitter and Facebook.
Hashtag: pblaw16, beibeihaven, 1in4, Iam1in4
DURATION: This would go on through out the week
SHARE YOUR JOURNEY (#1in4 #weremember #pblaw16)
Its an opportunity to share your journey to support others going through this and to let them know that they are not alone. By sharing, you’ll help inspire others and raise awareness in the weeks and year ahead.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Interested in writing about your journey kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. An email would be sent regarding more information and how to go about writing the post.
We would be posting this on our website and across or social media platforms
OUTREACH - CARE PACKAGES
We would be distributing care packages to women who just had a pregnancy/baby loss.
AIM: The packages would be given to bring some sort of comfort and healing to women who have lost their babies through a Miscarriage, Ectopic pregnancy, Medical termination, Stillbirth or Early Infant Death
The care packages would be distributed to patients at LASUTH, General Hospitals and selected attendees of the Summit.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: If you have gone through a pregnancy/baby loss and would like to participate in distributing the care packages and talking to those affected, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org cc email@example.com
Subject: care package