If you have found this booklet, it is likely because you have had the sad news that your pregnancy is coming to an unexpected and perhaps heartbreaking end. If this is the case, I extend my deepest sympathy to you. After learning you are having a miscarriage you may have many questions, discomforts and complex feelings. Generally, the medical profession will give you a simple hand-out to take home to prepare for this life-altering loss. Through the stories of real women in this book, you will learn what you may expect to feel durring this unfamiliar process. This book was written to be read quickly so that you will have your answers in the moments you need them.
In our modern culture miscarriage is a silent loss, endured privately by women, with little support and understanding from medical professionals. The purpose of this book is to help you make critical descisions, know what questions to ask, and prepare for the experience of the actual miscarriage itself. Learn about the process, the sensations and the feelings you may experience as you face a miscarriage and ways that your can honor your lost little one. Also find support resources online and understand how a miscarriage may affect your relationships.
It is my hope that you find strength and comfort from the stories of other women contained in this book, and from the healing I have experienced after my own four miscarriages.