Hey, Sister in Loss!
My name is Erica M. McAfee and I help black women gain clarity and peace no matter life's challenges, circumstances, and hurts.
I love encouraging those who have experienced a Miscarriage, Infant Loss, or Infertility that they are not alone, and empowering them to tell their stories to inspire others.
Join me weekly here as share stories of Grief & Pregnancy Loss on my Podcast, and my journey as a Special Needs Mom.
Losing a baby though miscarriage, elective termination, stillbirth, childbirth, after a NICU stay, SIDS, or any other time is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult experiences that you will ever endure. It is a tragic and drastic experience that thousands of people face everyday, not knowing how to navigate these feelings of despair.
Here are the numbers:
Approximately 15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage.
In the US, the rate of stillbirth is documented as 1 in 160-200 pregnancies.
In the US, the rates of SIDS affects between 5,000-7,000 infants every year.
In the US, approximately 11,300 infants die within 24 hours of their birth each year
In the US, according to the NIH Black Women are twice as likely than White Women to suffer a late pregnancy loss or stillbirth.