Still A Mum Invites You To Celebrate World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day This October 15th
10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. This means that best case scenario, 1 in every 10 women will have a miscarriage or in the worst case scenario 1 in every 4 women will get a miscarriage. It is estimated that in Africa, a staggering 4.2 million miscarriages are reported every year. Studies also show that 1 in 100 women will experience recurrent miscarriages (three or more successive miscarriages). In Kenya, there are no conclusive nationwide statistics and even those kept by hospitals do not include women who had a miscarriage at home.
Still A Mum comes from a desire to celebrate women who have lost babies and affirm them that they are still mothers despite their loss. In the African culture, a woman’s worth is usually attached to her ability to be a mother. This means that any woman who cannot get children for one reason or another is regarded as less of a woman. She is judged and often socially segregated. In some societies, women who are unable to bear children are considered bewitched. In some cases, in-laws ultimately look for a child-bearing woman as a replacement for their son
October 15th is World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Still A Mum will be commemorating this day every year starting 2015. The goal is to create awareness on pregnancy and infant loss as well as give women who are affected a support forum. This year, Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has partnered with Still A Mum to hose an event. The event will be at Nailab, 4th floor Bishop Magua Building, Ngong road from 5pm to 8pm.