About the Event
Made Known is a pregnancy and infant loss event created to acknowledge the babies in our community who were MADE by God, KNOWN by their parents, and will be MADE KNOWN through remembering and honoring their short, but significant lives. During the event there will be opportunities to take part in activities of rememberance and discussion, and to hear stories and advice from others who have experienced similar losses
The gathering is free and open to all who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, and siblings. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done here on our site.
(LA County COVID Guidelines will be followed during the event.)
October 15th, A National Day of Remembrance
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. Among women who know they are pregnant, about 15% end in miscarriage. Stillbirth affects about 1 in 160 pregnancies each year in the United States (less than 1%). Neonatal death is when a baby dies in the first 28 days of life, which happens in about 4 in 1,000 babies born each year in the United States. (Statistics from March of Dimes)
These numbers mean that more women in our community have experienced abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss than we ever realized. The grief of losing a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or even abortion is often misunderstood, and unsupported in our society.
In his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus promises that those who mourn are blessed because they will be comforted. We hope Made Known will be a time and place for families who have felt this pain to continue their healing journey.