15 October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss day, with the month of October dedicated to creating awareness on miscarriages and neonatal loss. Still A Mum has partnered with Bloggers Association of Kenya to commemorate this day for the very first time in Kenya; hoping to create a culture where the day will be marked annually.
Miscarriages have been a taboo topic for a long time, but the lid of silence over it is being lifted. With the correct information and with the right conversations, we can dispel myths associated with child loss. This day is an opportunity for us to start a conversation that will continue for generations to come. A conversation that looks closely at our definition of motherhood and seeks to redefine it. One that challenges us as society to support families dealing with pregnancy and infant loss.
THEME: Celebrating a different kind of mother.
DATE: Thursday, 15th October 2015
VENUE: Nailab, 4th floor Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road (Opposite Uchumi)
TIME: 6pm – 8pm Entry is FREE
There will be a panel consisting of a gynecologist, and a counselor, as well as two people who have dealt with miscarriages. Among the issues slated for discussion include:
- Miscarriages: causes, types and what to do to prevent a miscarriage
- Grieving after loss
- How family members, friends, co-workers and community can support people dealing with loss
- The man’s perspective; grieving, supporting your wife/girlfriend.
If you can, join this conversation that will celebrate a different kind of mother.