My Love/Hate Relationship With PAIL Awareness Month
As Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month winds down, I can’t help but confess I have a love/hate relationship with it.
I love that there is recognition that pregnancy loss is more common than many believe.
I love that resources are shared.
I love that it encourages open conversation.
I love that is brings together the pregnancy loss community.
I love that it gives us a special time to remember our own babies and those of others.
I hate that there are still people who think pregnancy loss doesn’t affect them in some way.
I hate that despite our efforts, there are still so many who are suffering silently, feeling alone.
I hate that there is even a need for PAIL month.
I hate knowing that remembrance can be painful for some, myself included.
And above all –
I hate that everything I love about PAIL awareness is overly emphasized during this one month when it should be as equally publicized the other 11 months of the year.