- By Jessica Hiemstra Lisa Martin-Demoor Kim Jernigan Sadiqa de Meijer Fiona Tinwei Lam Lorri Neilsen Glenn Susan Olding Laura Rock

How to Expect What You're Not Expecting: Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss

  • Title: How to Expect What You're Not Expecting: Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss
  • Author: Jessica Hiemstra Lisa Martin-Demoor Kim Jernigan Sadiqa de Meijer Fiona Tinwei Lam Lorri Neilsen Glenn Susan Olding Laura Rock
  • ISBN: 9781771510219
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Expect What You re Not Expecting Stories of Pregnancy Parenthood and Loss One size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth Each one is different unique and comes with its share of pleasure and pain But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy

    One size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth Each one is different, unique, and comes with its share of pleasure and pain But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy or hoped for baby In How to Expect What You re Not Expecting, writers share their true stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and other, related losses This litOne size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth Each one is different, unique, and comes with its share of pleasure and pain But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy or hoped for baby In How to Expect What You re Not Expecting, writers share their true stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and other, related losses This literary anthology picks up where some pregnancy books end and offers diverse, honest, and moving essays that can prepare and guide women and their families for when the unforeseen happens.Contributors include Chris Arthur, Kim Aubrey, Janet Baker, Yvonne Blomer, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kevin Bray, Erika Connor, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jessica Hiemstra, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Lisa Martin DeMoor, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Susan Olding, Laura Rock, Gail Marlene Schwartz, Maureen Scott Harris, Carrie Snyder, Cathy Stonehouse, and Chris Tarry.The fourth book in a loosely linked series of anthologies about the twenty first century family, How to Expect What You re Not Expecting follows Somebody s Child, Nobody s Mother, and Nobody s Father, essay collections about adoption and childless adults Together, these four books challenge readers to re examine traditional definitions of the concept of family.

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    1. I've been putting this off for oh a year and a half. And it was a review book. Then I devoured it in a day and a half. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a parent, or wants to be, whether or not you've lost a pregnancy or child. As this collection reminded me, the luckiest parents in the world will still learn something about loss through their experiences.

    2. After my first miscarriage in 2001, I searched in vain for books on the subject. Apart from the dry and directive pamphlets put out by fertility specialists and grief counselors, there were few options. Though invisible to most people, my loss was a gaping gulf that separated me from the rest of the maternal world, from those whose parental lives were proceeding as planned. This lack of supportive and insightful reading on the subject reinforced my sense of isolation, deepening my loss. In this [...]

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