My book on how to support someone after a miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy has been published.
It has information on miscarriage, ectopic and molar pregnancies, the possible physical and emotional impacts and other related issues. It explores how to talk about them, practical matters, providing ongoing support and helping someone through pregnancy after loss. It also has a specific chapter for partners, useful resources and information on looking after yourself too.
This was not just my book to write. I have been through the pain of a missed miscarriage but there are thousands of stories of loss, of endurance, of grief and pain, of relief or guilt, of acceptance or of ongoing struggle. They are often kept behind closed doors. The more we hear their voices, the better we will understand. I included as many different experiences as I can throughout, in the person’s own words where possible. Many of those who shared their experience were doing so for the first time. Some found it cathartic. Everyone said how important it was to be able to share and to tell others what can, and does, happen. I hope I’ve done them all justice.