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Any pregnancy loss books you've read that you would recommend? I have read "Empty Arms" by Pam V., and am currently reading, "Grieving the Child i never knew" by Kathe Wunnenberg. I bought "Tear Soup" and "We Were Gonna have a Baby but we had an Angel Instead" for the kiddos.

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I liked "Empty Cradle, Broken Heart". I read it in the early weeks after Lachlan died and it helped me survive.

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One of my favourites was "An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination" by Elizabeth McCracken. I wanted to give copies to everyone who couldn't understand what I was experiencing.

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The Next Place is great for the kiddos.

I've got a ton of them listed on My Shelfari.

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One of my favourites was "An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination" by Elizabeth McCracken. I wanted to give copies to everyone who couldn't understand what I was experiencing.
i loved that book.

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I really enjoyed Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News by Dr. Jonathan Scher and Carol Dix. It has become like a bible to me--from a diagnosis perspective as well as a hope perspective.

The book includes tests that can be done, what you should expect of your care providers, etc., as well as stories written in first person from Dr. Scher's clients about their trials trying (many with multiple miscarriages), and what eventually led them to a successful pregnancy. It is scientific, but easy to read, and touching and hopeful through the client stories included.

Note, there are two editions. One is older. I have the 2005 edition, which my retired OB/GYN father-in-law said was quite thorough.

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I'm reading "To Full Term" by Darci Klein.... It basically follows her pregnancy through her 5th pregnancy, fighting for what she felt she needed to be full term and all the feelings along with that. It's pretty good, and encouraging to see someone hit lots of walls (and knock them down), and all the freak outs and ups and downs...you know.

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i just started reading about what was lost. so far i am really loving it.
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I can't remember all the ones I checked out, but I didn't like any of them. I felt like they were just "you'll feel this, and then this, then this etc". They weren't about actual families who went through it. I couldn't find any like that.
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well the one i posted is an anthology of women's stories.
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