Pregnancy, Infant Loss Remembrance Day Marked

Posted at 10:31 PM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 23:42:24-04

It was a somber ceremony at Centennial Park as people gathered to honor local mothers and remember their babies who died too soon.

Saturday was National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Parents created art in honor of their baby.

Metro Public Health also offered families resources available to help.

In Davidson County, statistics have shown we lose a baby every five days.

"When you see that nearly every year we lose close to two kindergarten classes of babies each year in Nashville,” said Lillian Maddox-Whitehead. “So it does raise a concern."

Nashville's infant mortality rate is 7.6 deaths for 1,000 live births. That's higher than the national average at 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.