October 11th 2:00pm


Posted on September 27, 2020

MercyOne Perinatal Hospice and Bereavement hosts this annual event dedicated to babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death – as a part of the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October. The walk also symbolically joins people nationwide who are working to raise awareness of perinatal grief and ensure sensitive care is given to parents who experience the death of a baby.

COVID cannot prevent our hearts from remembering the families and precious babies we have cared for, MercyOne Des Moines Maternity & Infants’ Care staff will walk in honor of your babies.
On October 11th at 2:00pm, families, their children and friends are encouraged to participate at home by lighting a candle, walking, or honoring your baby in a special way.

Walking to Remember…
The babies born sleeping
The babies you carried, but never held
The babies you held, who never went home
and the babies who went home but could not stay.

Every step together we honor, heal and hope.