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Pregnancy and infant loss resources in the Fargo-Moorhead community

These groups can provide comfort and healing in the face of incredible loss

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Special to On the Minds of Moms
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Losing a pregnancy or infant at any stage is gutting. There's no other way to put it.

The sad reality is that each year in the United States, approximately 24,000 babies are stillborn, and 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage .

October has been designated Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month since 1988, and Oct. 15 is World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. At 7 p.m., families who have been touched by loss are encouraged to participate in an international wave of light by lighting a candle in memory of a baby gone too soon.

If you have suffered pregnancy or infant loss, you are not alone. And there are resources in the Fargo-Moorhead community available to help you process your loss and embark on a road to healing and recovery.

Addie's Angels offers mental health services to those affected by pregnancy, infant, or child loss as well as by perinatal disorders or a child with a terminal or chronic illness. The organization was founded by Ashley and Chad Thompson after their daughter Addie died 11 hours after being born. Call 701-532-1353 or find Addie's Angels of North Dakota on Facebook .

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The Compassionate Friends meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 127 Second Ave. E., West Fargo, to offer grief support after the death of a child.

Finding Hope Ministries provides support for families struggling with the loss of a child. The group offers grief baskets, prayer and one-on-one support. Contact findinghopeafterloss@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/findinghopem for more information.

Haven offers support and healing after the loss of a child. The organization offers resources, events, healing gifts and more. Visit havenmidwest.org for more information.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group offers an ongoing pregnancy and infant loss support group, meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo.

For more information about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, visit starlegacyfoundation.org .

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Danielle Teigen has a bachelor's degree in journalism and management communication as well as a master's degree in mass communication from North Dakota State University. She has worked for Forum Communications since May 2015, first as a digital content manager before becoming the Life section editor and then deputy editor. She recently moved back to her hometown in South Dakota, where she works remotely for Forum Communications as managing editor of On the Minds of Moms.
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