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The Journey of Pregnancy After a Loss
A compassionate and comprehensive guide to healing and conception after pregnancy and infant loss.
Of the millions of pregnancies conceived annually in the U.S. alone, one-third result in a loss, and of those born, 22,000 infants die within their first year. These numbers are staggering, and underscore the pervasiveness of this type of loss. This tragedy can extend beyond profound grief, creating extensive physical, emotional, and psychological hurdles for women when they consider another pregnancy--something the majority of bereaved women will pursue. Yet, there are very few guides to navigating such a complex journey.
In Rebirth, therapist and social worker Joey Miller counsels women and their families through the unimaginable pain of pregnancy and infant loss, and the journey to pregnancy afterward. She shares her knowledge, wisdom, and compassion to help women and their partners tackle the most difficult issues, including how to:
handle the emotional fallout and find support
talk to your physician, your family, and others
know when you're ready to try again
understand essential physical assessments and considerations
manage the unique challenges of each trimester
With concrete help for coping with the immediate aftermath of tragedy to managing lingering grief while trying to conceive, Rebirth addresses the inconceivable with empathy, personal accounts, practical guidance, and an encouraging message of healing and hope.