A woman whose baby died suddenly, 31 weeks into her pregnancy, writes of having to deal with the steady stream of baby marketing material triggered by her registering at a parenting/pregnancy website:
I dread opening my mailbox to see what the next installment will be in this eerie narrative of my daughter's parallel life as a consumer. It is hard enough to be without her. I am trying to heal and move forward with my life. The advertisements make that process much harder.She decided to take careful note of the companies that send material, some even after repeated requests to be removed from mailing lists, and to boycott them. Forever.
It took four phone calls to the baby formula company to get them to take my name off their list. The first three, made by me, did not work. After the third call, I hung up in tears and called my husband.
"I'll handle this," Ira said.
A Lost Baby, and the Pain of Endless Reminders in the Mail[nyt]