Brian Mapes
Random thoughts from my insignificant mind

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Part 2

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Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In previous years I’ve posted how to support friends and family going through this difficult loss. This year I wanted to give advice on how to support the larger cause.

1. Give to charities like the March of Dimes. I wish they were more fiscally responsible as only 70 cents per dollar donated makes it to programs, but they do fund lots of research. This research is important to birthing healthy babies and preventing miscarriages.

2. Donate to Planned Parenthood. PP provides vital services for family planning including infertility testing, pregnancy testing, STD testing, abortions, quit smoking support, and much more.

3. Support pro-choice politicians. Access to clinics without waiting periods can be critical during a miscarriage and full support for late-term abortions gives families more options.


My name is Brian Mapes. I'm a father, husband, Phillies fan, Eagles fan, comic book lover, software engineer, technology lover, wannabe artist, and former MacRumors mod. These are my random thoughts.