October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
by Ellen DuBois on 10/16/18
I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. For all of you who have experienced this, I am so sorry for your loss.
Years ago I sufffered a miscarriage and it was one of the most difficult times of my life. I felt like I had nowhere to turn- nobody to talk to.
I felt very alone.
Eleven years after my loss, (I named my son Alex), I wrote a book to help women not feel as alone as I did. It was a different world back then. There weren't many books dealing with the subject and the Internet didn't offer much, either.
I Never Held You is a book for any woman who has miscarried, whether it was recent or years ago. Dr. Linda Backman, a warm, compassionate, licensed grief counselor wrote the foreword and several of the beginning chapters. She knows the heartache of losing a baby. Her son Adam was born at 26 weeks and lived for an hour.
The love she felt for her baby never died, just like the love I felt for mine didn't. If you've lived through losing a child, sadly you know this is true.
I'm sharing my book with you in the hope it helps you or someone you love who has lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, etc.
To all who are missing their babies, I am so sorry for your loss.
Ellen DuBois, Webmaster, Piano Teacher and Author of I Never Held You, a book about miscarriage, grief, healing and recovery.
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