Hello, my name is Brandi. I am on the 1 in 4 women who suffers a miscarriage. I was 37 when I found out that I was pregnant. It was definately unexpected and I was not trying to have a family. I was not with the father of the baby at the time. I ended up being in the early stages of a miscarriage after a long day in our local hospital. I was 7 weeks and 4 days into the pregnancy. It happened on July 5, 2013. After a visit with my Ob-Gyn, I opted to wait it out for the miscarriage verses doing the D & C surgical procedure. I fully miscarried on July 22, 2013. It has forever changed me. I will never be able to have another baby.
I chose to write about this and celebrate in remembrance of the baby that would never be. There are so many women and families out there who will be lighting candles this evening worldwide at 7:00pm for this remembrance day.
Please join the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 p.m. in your time zone. Leave your candle burning for an hour to help create a continuous chain of light to honor and remember all babies lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and newborn death.
Today is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. Let us remember all the babies, united.
I will definitely be participating in this event in remembrance of two grandsons who returned to heaven much too soon. I had to watch as my daughters faced the painful letting go of their firstborn babies. It's a pain that I remember as being soul consuming and my heart aches for all those who've had to endure that circumstance.