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Shattered Dreams - Index of Articles on Miscarriage

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: Coming to Term - Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage, by Mr. Jon Cohen. Publisher: Rutgers University Press (March 28, 2007)

Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage
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My Babies, Never-to-Be-Known
- Just 18 and married six months, we decided a baby would be fun. Off the Pill and quickly pregnant, we waited to miss two periods due to irregular cycles. But at nine weeks, I started to bleed...

Miscarriage: Death of a Dream
- I AM fortunate. Many woman will never be able to have a child of their own. But it doesn't lessen my sorrow. My baby is gone and I am sad. Why won't they let me grieve???

Miscarriage: Am I a Mother?
- Having a miscarriage, a woman may wonder if she could consider herself a mother...

Miscarriage: Emptiness
- It's been two weeks, two months, two years. Surely you are over it by now?!

Miscarriage: What a shock! Anger?
- You would expect to feel sad. You would expect to feel empty. But...
What a shock! You feel so-o much ANGER!

Miscarriage: Waiting
- Having a miscarriage is about waiting...

Miscarriage: So Terribly Empty
- It was six years since my last miscarriage. After all that time I had given up on trying, and resigned myself to mothering my two growing sons, and running my home business. As I watched friends enjoying their new babies I hardened my heart, convinced that phase of my life was over...

Shattered Dreams: Poetry of Loss
- My poetry of pregnancy loss and shattered dreams

Shattered Dreams: Booklist
- List of books dealing with miscarriage, pregnancy loss, personal stories, poetry of loss, and other books on grieving.

Shattered Dreams: Backlist
- Although Shattered Dreams is unfortunately no longer in print, please take a moment to glance over the contents of our past issues listed, available for sale.

Image: Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, by Sherokee Ilse. Publisher: Wintergreen Press, Inc.; 20th, Revised and enlarged edition (January 5, 2013)

Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
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Miscarriage: Why Grieve?
- Why grieve so - over such a tiny bit of life?

Miscarriage: How Do You Maintain HOPE?
- Finding it hard to believe that it will ever work out, constantly saying Maybe you are just fooling yourself - hanging onto false hopes...

Miscarriage: Understanding
- If you talked about these feelings and thoughts, would anyone understand?

Miscarriage: Multiple Losses
- With your first miscarriage, you lost your innocence - the promise of a baby for every pregnancy. That things like that only happened to other people. With repeated miscarriage, you begin to lose your hope and joy, your courage to go on. The promise of a baby in your future seems in serious doubt.

Miscarriage IS a Real Loss
- To some mothers, miscarriage is simply a life event... to be gotten over, life goes on...

Miscarriage: Subsequent Pregnancy
- Pregnancy - a time of joy and anticipation for many parents. Subsequent pregnancy, after experiencing one or more losses, is more often a time of fear and anxiety.

Miscarriage: How Do You Manage?
- Finding yourself thinking about babies, reading about pregnancies, wishing to fill the void a miscarriage causes?

Miscarriage: Sharing Your Story
- Look around you... your mother, your sisters, your friends. Share your experience with others, and maybe someone's never spoken of, yet never forgotten grief will begin to heal.

Shattered Dreams: To a Subsequent Child
- This moment shared, your life begins, shattered dreams, now fulfilled.


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