The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is excited to announce the partnership with I Am Seen, to host its First Annual Pregnancy Loss Remembrance. This night is designed to support and encourage men, women and families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, abortion, still-birth, premature labor or for any other reason. We want those who have experienced the loss of a child to know they are not alone.
“I had a miscarriage at two and a half months along. I felt devastated and alone. I didn’t know who could relate with me, and I didn’t know where to go to for support, so I kept silent. Most people that have had an infant loss don’t openly talk about it. Yet in this silent grief, there are people all around you with stories,” said Alissa Cowan, founder of I Am Seen.
On this special evening we will bring a voice to the silent grief, by remembering our babies together. The Pregnancy Resource Center is looking forward to the opportunity to give back to our community and to raise awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss throughout Central Oregon. If you have experienced any type of pregnancy loss, we invite you to come and be Seen.
ABOUT I AM SEEN
After losing my baby, Micah, I struggled with feeling alone, finding that grief comes in waves. It’s not just over, after a year or two, you will always remember your baby, as part of you. I realized that it is okay to feel sad about your baby and grieve the loss. Now five years later, we are joining with the Pregnancy Resource Center to provide a place to remember your baby, to validate the hard work you have done, and to be part of a community that can relate. I Am Seen provides Care Boxes for women who have just experienced the loss of their child, to remind them to take care of themselves, in their grieving. We also have an online Support Group at facebook.com/SeenFamily
For over 27 years the Pregnancy Resource Center has been serving women facing planned and unplanned pregnancies throughout Central Oregon. We provide free pregnancy services to every person who comes through our doors without regard to finances, religion or socio-economic status. Our vision is to see lives transformed and we accomplish that through one-on-one personal relationships with our clients. We do not take money from local, state or federal government and are fully funded by local donors and supporters. We have locations in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and will soon be opening our newest center in Madras.
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