Our Stories of Miscarriage: Healing With Words

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Anyone who has been touched by miscarriage will want to read and share this book.

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Some losses are particularly hard to bear, partly because we have no formal rites to grieve them. Miscarriage marks the death of dreams as surely as it does the death of a baby months before it was due. "We counted our lucky stars and you were it," one woman in this collection writes sadly. Another notes, "You can publicly mourn someone others have met, someone people were expecting, someone who looks like a child. I mourn children who most people never knew about, never expected, who never looked like children." These stories and poems are anguished and touching. Paradoxically, they offer comfort to anyone who has suffered a miscarriage.

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About 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Bereaved parents and their families are left wondering what went wrong and desperately seeking emotional support. This collection of poignant real-life stories gives reassurance and hope to those who have suffered the loss of an unborn child. Through personal essays, poetry, and journal entries from 50 contributors, including four men and both editors, experiences are shared in the hope that the reader will gain valuable insight about how mothers and fathers feel when a miscarriage has taken place. Lists of resources and further reading are included. Although targeted to a limited audience, this book is a worthwhile purchase for self-help psychology collections in large public libraries. Those interested in an approach that includes medical information should try A Woman Doctor's Guide to Miscarriage (LJ 9/15/96).?Elizabeth Goeters, DeKalb Coll. Learning Resources Ctr., Dunwoody, Ga.
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