2019 Celebration and Remembrance Days

Celebration and Remembrance Days can be a good occasion to use your social media to share your thoughts and experiences. Some of these days are celebrated on a World Level, some on a National or local level. Below is a list of the celebration and remembrance days for 2019 that might apply to doula work, pregnancy, birth and new parents. Plus a few fun ones thrown in just to be crazy. It’s probably US heavy, since that’s where I live, but I am very much open to adding others, just use the contact form to let me know of others you are aware of.

And without further ado….here is the list for 2019!

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 6 National Cuddle Up Day

January 7-13 National Folic Acid Awareness Week

January 12 Kiss a Ginger Day

January 14 Cesarean Section Day

January 16 National Without a Scalpel Day

January 17 Get to Know Your Customers Day

January 27 World Breast Pumping Day


February1-7 African Heritage and Health Week (draw attention to racial disparities in maternal child health)

February 3 National Women’s Physicians Day (thank a local OB!)

February7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February15 National Caregivers Day

February28 Rare Disease Day

National Trisomy Awareness Month

March 1-7 National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

March 7 National Hospitalist Day (if your local hospital uses hospitalist OBs…)

March 8 National Women’s Day

March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 19 National Certified Nurses Day

March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

March 22-28 World Doula Week

March 27 Birthday of the creator of this site, in case you want to celebrate it…

March 30 National Doctors Day

March 30 National I am in Control Day


International Cesarean Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
April 1 April Fool’s Day (reminder that fake pregnancy posts can be painful for others?)
April 2-8 National Public Health Week
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day
April 7 World Health Day

April 10 National Siblings Day

April 16 National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day

April 21-28 National Infant and Toddler Vaccination Week

April 22 Earth Day

April 28 National Superhero Day (Who’s your superhero?)


International Doula Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May 1-7 Small Business Week

May 5 International Day of the Midwife

May 5 National Infertility Survival Day

May 6 National Nurses Day

May 11 National Birth Mother’s Day
May 12 Mother’s Day (US & Canada)
May 27 Memorial Day (US)


LGBTQIA Pride Month

June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 11 Call Your Doctor Day

June 14 International Bath Day

June 16 Father’s Day (US & Canada)

June 21 National Selfie Day

June 27 National PTSD Awareness Day
June 30 Social Media Day

Ice Cream Month

July 10-16 Everybody Deserves a Massage Week

July 17 World Emoji Day

July 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day



National Wellness Month

August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week

August 1 Respect for Parents Day

August 3-4 Twins Days

August 25-31 Black Breastfeeding Week

August 27 National Just Because Day


Baby Safety Month

Self Care Awareness Month

September 2 Labor Day (US & Canada)

September 8 Grandparents Day

Sept 12 national Day of Encouragement

September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 23-29 Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

September 25 National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 27 National Brave Day

September 30 International Podcast Day


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Emotional Wellness Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month

National SIDS Awareness Month

Self Promotion Month

World Menopause Month

National Physical Therapy Month

October 1-7 National Midwifery Week

October 2-8 Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 6 Plus Size Appreciation Day

October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child

October 14 National Kick Butt Day

October 15 National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 17 Get to Know Your Customers Day

October 22-28 National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

October 26 National Make a Difference Day


Family Stories Month

National Adoption Month

Prematurity Awareness Month

Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

November 14 National Pickle Day

November 20 National Absurdity Day

November 23 National Day of Listening

November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day


AIDS Awareness Month

December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)

December 10 International Human Rights Day

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