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Today is Nat'l Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

CINCINNATI (Derek Drake) -- In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Years later, in 2001, the U.S. Congress designated October 15 as the official day of remembrance.

Those who observe this day of remembrance will light a candle at 7:00 p.m. tonight in their respective time zone in honor of babies lost either during pregnancy or in infancy.

Some studies suggest that 1 in 4 women have or will experience a miscarriage.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the leading cause of infant death is birth defects followed closely by low birth weight/prematurity and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The CDC says approximately 4,000 infants died every year from SIDS.

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