A brief post this to do my part to raise awareness of all those babies that never appeared on the birth indexes.
I don't often post very personal items here, but today I make an exception. Before my son was born this year we lost three babies, all at around twelve weeks gestation. As many as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, which means even if you're not aware of it, the chances are that you know someone that has suffered at least one loss. In addition, far too many families still experience the pain of stillbirth or neonatal death. It's something individuals, and society as a whole, often finds difficult to talk about.
Whether they are recorded or not, those pregnancies are still part of our family history.