ESSEX BABY STEPS WALK TO REMEMBER
ESSEX, ONTARIO,CANADA

ABOUT

OUR PURPOSE
FOR EVERY CHILD GONE BEFORE US -            WE REMEMBER
FOR ANYONE WHO SUFFERS THEIR LOSS -     YOU ARE NOT ALONE

  
The hardest part of losing a child is living everyday afterwards and feeling like you are alone.


Why this campaign? 

Essex Baby Steps Walk To Remember was formed to raise awareness for a variety of issues that are the direct result of a death of a child, whether before birth or after birth. Our goal is to get society to acknowledge the significance of the life of each baby and understand the devastation for the families following the  death of their baby.

Ask society to honour and remember the babies who died with their families and realize that these babies are still part of their family no matter how much time has passed since their death. 

Educate society to be more mindful of the uniqueness of each death. These are complex issues that cannot be addressed with simple check lists or generic recommendations. Although the common element is the death of a child and grieving the child, each tragedy occurs in individual situations and might lead to unique challenges. The same applies to the time when the baby dies. miscarriage, still birth, and neonatal death are very different events with unique and shared challenges but different as well. 

To make known what support services are available throughout our community to help families heal from the loss of their child.

Compassion is key. Knowing that you are not alone during this difficult time is the most important thing. The community coming together to support each other is the best healing of all. Remember strength is in numbers.
  
​WHO ARE WE
  We are 1 in 4. We are Men and Women from the community who have directly or indirectly been effected by the loss of a child. We are here to let you know you are not alone and we support you.
   















  
We the Essex Baby Steps Walk to Remember Committee are firmly committed to defending the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception to natural death. We have chosen to establish the Essex Baby Steps Walk To Remember as our project to speak out for life, and to raise awareness of the prominence of Pregnancy loss and Infant death. Also to remember the children that this world has lost
  

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STATISTICS
BILL 141
ONTARIO SUPPORT OCT 15
  • 1 in 4 women are effected
  • 15-20% of pregnancies end in                    miscarriage
  •  3-4% are at risk of pregnancy loss after12 weeks
  • If you have had 1 miscarriage you are   13% more likely to have another
  • If you have had 2 miscarriages you are 40% more likely to have another
  • If you have had 3 miscarriages you are 60% more likely to have another
  
  • Bill 141                                                       2015
    An Act to require research to be undertaken and programs to be developed for pregnancy loss and infant death and to proclaim October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
    Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
       1.  October 15 in each year is proclaimed as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act
       2.  Subsection 6 (1) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act is amended by adding the following paragraph:
      11.  To undertake research and analysis on pregnancy loss and infant death that assists those, including mothers and families, who experience such loss and that informs the establishment or expansion of programs related to such loss.
    Commencement
       3.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
    Short title
       4.  The short title of this Act is the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research and Care Act, 2015.

    EXPLANATORY NOTE
    This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 141 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 141 has been enacted as Chapter 37 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2015.

    The Bill amends the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act to set out an additional duty for the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with respect to pregnancy loss and infant death.
    The Bill also proclaims October 15 in each year as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.​
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