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Shattered Dreams Miscarriage Newsletter

offering support, information, sharing and hope for the future to parents experiencing miscarriage

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Miscarriage is a frequent, yet often misunderstood experience for many women. Emotions following a miscarriage often include: grief, sorrow, anger, despair, guilt, depression and feelings of emptiness. Whether your pregnancy was planned or a surprise, the loss of your precious baby can send your emotions on a roller coaster ride. You want answers to your many questions. Validation of your feelings. Acknowledgement of the loss of your very real baby.

Image: How to Prevent Miscarriage and Other Crises of Pregnancy: A Leading High-Risk Doctor's Prescription for Carrying Your Baby to Term, by Stefan Semchyshyn M.D. (Author), Carol Colman (Author). Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 5, 1990)

How to Prevent Miscarriage and Other Crises of Pregnancy
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Shattered Dreams offered a forum to share your story, your poetry. Contact with other parents of similar experience. Remembrance for your never-to-be-known baby. And announcement of your successful subsequent pregnancy.

Shattered Dreams offered emotional support for parents from those who have walked the same road. Sharing in this sensitively written newsletter will help you heal and grow from the heart-break of your miscarriage.

Although Shattered Dreams is unfortunately no longer in print, please take a moment to glance over the contents of our past issues listed below. Printed back issues are still available for just $4.00 per issue, or all 15 issues for $45.00.

I hope that this information is of help to you, and that your future will start to look a little brighter soon. From someone who has been there,

~*~ Catherine McDiarmid, grieving 11 precious babies - while celebrating three special boys.

 

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Volume 1, Number 1

MY STORY - by Beth Cruickshank - a 2nd miscarriage at 8 wks. followed by a D&C, suggestion on what others can do to help.
ASK THE DOCTOR - testing after miscarriage.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - Vitamin E, herbs.
WHY QUIT? - Smoking traps placenta zinc, mom's smoking and children's cancer, passive smoking more dangerous than suspected.
WHY? - environmental, teratogens, birth control methods, smoking.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

Volume 1, Number 2-3

Miscarriage - Women's Experiences and Needs

Miscarriage: Women's Experiences and Needs
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A FATHER'S STORY - A vasectomy after 8 losses, by Nick.
DEAR SUBSCRIBERS Editor takes to her bed for difficult subsequent pregnancy.
THE BIRTHDAY GIFT - A surprise pregnancy followed by a miscarriage at 11 wks. and a D&C, by Lynne Melcombe.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - Red raspberry leaves.
ASK THE DOCTOR - A clump of cells or a baby?
WHY QUIT? - Where there's smoke there's harm.
WHY? Conization, infections, DES daughters, environmental, I.U.D. and P.I.D., herpes.
MISCARRIAGE RESEARCH - Recurrent miscarriage may be partner- specific.
NEWS - Miscarried Babies Monument.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

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Volume 1, Number 4

MY STORY - Home delivery and burial of a miscarried baby boy with a malformed cord at 5 mths., by Sharron Morris.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - Incompetent cervix, by Lynn Friesen.
WHY QUIT? - Fetal Tobacco Syndrome.
WHY? - Herbs, Aluminium, Chemotherapy, Electric Blankets, caffeine, Dalkon Shield, Hot Tubs, Electric shock, DES daughters, douching.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

Volume 2, Number 1

Image: When Hello Means Goodbye, 3rd revised Edition, by Paul Kirk (Author), Pat Schwiebert (Author). Publisher: Grief Watch; 3rd revised edition (June 1, 2012)

When Hello Means Goodbye
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MY THIRD PREGNANCY - the loss of a 3rd pregnancy followed by 2 successful pregnancies, by Maureen Cristall.
WHY? - Spermicide warning, Endometriosis, Fibroid tumour, Abortion, The Pill, Chromosomes, Mycoplasma.
NEWS CLIPPINGS - Bottled Water Lessens Chance of Miscarriage, One in 3 Pregnancies Miscarry.
GRIEVING A FIRST BABY - by Marie Becket.
FEELINGS - by Ann Pasko.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - Black Haw/Viburum Prunofolium.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

Volume 2, Number 2

THE BUMP - A tender story of a miscarriage after 8 yrs. of infertility, by Susanne Langdon.
WHY? - Substance abuse - cocaine, alcohol, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines.
NEWS CLIPPINGS - Aspirin may ease some pregnancy risks, Study lowers risk in pregnant diabetics.
ARCTIC WINTER - A 1st baby lost at 15 wks. due to an automobile accident, by Laura Sharpe Lahrson.
LOSSES - BUT GAINS - A letter of appreciation to those who helped in the healing process, by Ramona Leavey.
BOOK REVIEW - The Shadow of an Angel: A Diary of a Subsequent Pregnancy Following Neo-Natal Loss by Marion Cohen, reviewed by Donna Hardaker.
NEW RESOURCE - The Confinement Line.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

Volume 2, Number 3

Image: A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief, 1st Edition, by Amy Kuebelbeck (Author), Deborah L. Davis (Author). Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (January 12, 2011)

A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief
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MY STORY - The heartache of 2 miscarriages in a row, by Debby Hall.
WHY? - Genetic problems, vaginal infections.
HOLDING ON TO HOPE - The story of 5 miscarriages, including 2 sets of twins, by Deena McCauley.
MYCOPLASMA - An informative article on T-strain mycoplasma, a possible cause of miscarriage.
BOOK REVIEW - Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News by Johnathan Scher, MD. and Carol Dix, reviewed by Debbie Anderson.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

Volume 2, Number 4

MY STORY - 2 miscarriages due to genetic problems, followed by 3 difficult, but successful pregnancies, by Shelley Lombardi.
WHY? - Drugs, cigarette and alcohol, X-rays, Anaesthetics, exposure to chemical and pesticides.
ASK CATHY - a question about milk coming in after a late miscarriage.
THE VDT DEBATE - Two articles about the possible dangers of being exposed to VDT's.
RESOURCES - A listing of Canadian and U.S. resources.
NEW RESOURCES - Our Newsletter and Pen-Parents.
BOOK REVIEW - Understanding Death of the Wished-For Child, by Glen W. Davidson, reviewed by Donna Hardaker.
NEWS CLIPPINGS - 2 articles about aspirin testing in a study about miscarriages.
-- In every issue: From the Editor, Poetry, Letters From the Readers, Connections, It Helped When, It Hurt When, Book Reviews, In Loving Memory and Special Babies.

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Copyright © - Shattered Dreams, reprinted with permission.

 

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This article compliments of Born to Love.


Other articles that might be of interest:

• Miscarriage Article Index
• Shattered Dreams Book-List
• Shattered Dreams Back Issue List
• Poetry of Loss
• Miscarriage: So Terribly Empty
• Death of a Dream
• My Babies, Never-To-Be-Known
• Am I a Mother?
• Miscarriage: Why Grieve?
• What a Shock! Anger?
• Emptiness
• Waiting
• Miscarriage IS a Real Loss
• Subsequent Pregnancy
• Shattered Dreams: To a Subsequent Child
• Multiple Losses
• How Do You Manage?
• Sharing
• Understanding
• How Do You Maintain HOPE?

 


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