THE MISCARRIAGE GUIDE
An OB/GYN Leads You Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery from Pregnancy Loss
Miscarriage affects almost 1 million women every year in the United States and doesn’t discriminate. Yet each woman experiencing the loss of a pregnancy often feels alone, full of questions about the process and the aftermath. And today’s healthcare system is simply not designed to shepherd a woman and her family through the loss with the information and understanding they need. A woman needs an experienced hand to help her through one of the most painful experiences of her life. This book is that guide.
The Miscarriage Guide takes a woman through the journey of miscarriage diagnosis and treatment. It addresses all types of pregnancy loss, including ones that are not mentioned in the media or by other books. It combines a comprehensive medical approach to miscarriage care with a compassionate exploration of the physical and emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss. Filled with accessible information, frequently asked questions and answers, and methods for coping, the book empowers women undergoing pregnancy loss to take control over their experience and provides hope for their future pregnancy efforts.
Part One. Preparing
- Understanding Miscarriage: Why Did This Happen?
- Getting the Diagnosis
- Choosing Your Path: Options for Treatment
Part Two. Experiencing
- First-, Second-, and Third-Trimester Miscarriage
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Ectopic and Molar Pregnancy
- Termination for Maternal Health or Fetal Anomalies
- Ambivalence and Loss
Part Three. Healing
- What to Expect When You’re No Longer Expecting
- Managing Grief
- Everyone Else
- Ways to Remember
- Getting Pregnant Again
You are not alone—a legion of others, including me, have walked this path before you, and our experiences can guide you along your way.