Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance

PLIDA serves as leaders in perinatal and neonatal bereavement care.

We do this through education, advocacy and networking for health care providers and parent advocates. We promote the highest quality of consistent evidence based care for all families.Providing perinatal bereavement care is imperative. It is not an option.

We express our mission through professional continuing education, the establishment of position statements and practice guidelines, unified response to issues in the media or legislation, and by creating a network for professionals to share questions, resources, insight and support.

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The Benefits of Membership

As a member of PLIDA, you will have the opportunity to be part of our international network of health professionals, researchers, and parent advocates who are making a difference in the lives of bereaved families around the globe. There are many benefits to joining PLIDA, including

  • Position Statements
  • Hot Off the Press Articles
  • Educational Webinars
  • Ask PLIDA
  • Facebook Forum
  • Journals, Articles and Research
  • Resources...
  • and more!
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October is Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness Month

This month we remember and acknowledge all families around the world who have experienced the tragic loss of a baby. On October 25, 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month by saying the following: 

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes. Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities."

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