The “Forget Me Not” flower is an important symbol for those impacted by pregnancy and reproductive losses like miscarriage and stillbirth.
With 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage, these and other types of pregnancy and reproductive losses impact so many people. Everyone knows someone who is impacted! Yet the grief and emotions of pregnancy loss are typically underestimated and marginalized in our culture.
Emotional reactions after pregnancy loss are as unique as fingerprints. However, those who grieve can feel this pain for years – even decades, according to our study. In addition to this pain, there is the worry that others have completely forgotten about the loss, forgot that the pregnancy even happened, or simply don’t think that this kind of grief is as important as “traditional” grief after loss.
This is where the “Forget Me Not” flower helps. The “Forget Me Not” flower is a symbol of support. It shows those impacted that we are remembering them, and remembering their lost children with them.
You can help by wearing “Forget Me Not” jewelry or send a sympathy card with a “Forget Me Not” flower. As these are often difficult to find, we’ve created the “Forget Me Not” Signature Collection of jewelry and sympathy cards. Every item in this collection includes a “Forget Me Not” flower in its design, and all proceeds go directly to helping those impacted.
Wear and Share
I encourage you to “wear and share” to show your support. Wear your “Forget Me Not” flower, share its symbolism and, if you feel ready, share your own personal story. You can also share on social media with #ForgetMeNot2021.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
October is an important time to show your support with the “Forget Me Not” flower, as it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I especially hope that you will wear a ‘Forget Me Not’ flower in October to show your support, care and compassion for the many, many people impacted by pregnancy and reproductive loss.
For more information on helping those impacted by pregnancy loss, visit LifePerspectives.com for free Helpful Toolkits for women who have miscarried, men impacted by miscarriage, family and friends who want to help, and ways to memorialize.