Hospital honors families of pregnancy & infant loss with new memorial garden

Tues. is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Posted at 7:40 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 23:40:51-04

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Doctors, staff and nurses honored families going through loss with a memorial garden as a way to recognize and bring attention to National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

The Birth Center at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center dedicated the new garden Tuesday night with a candlelight vigil.

Families or individuals who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss were welcome at the vigil.

It's estimated that one in four woman will suffer a miscarriage and the CDC ranks Tennessee as 8th in the Country for infant mortality.

"I was pregnant with her and she stopped growing about 7 months we went into the doctor's office for a regular check up and found out there was no heartbeat and it kind of went from there," said Aleah Cagle.

Cagle says she doesn't mind talking about the death of their daughter even to their two youngest sons because they believe it will help other families who went through similar tragedies.

"It’s incredibly important for us that awareness is brought to this but it’s something that a lot of families go through and they kind of suffer in silence sometimes," said Cagle.

The Memorial Garden at The Birth Center is located just right of the entrance to The Birth Center at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.