This review appears in my print column in The Catholic Post this weekend. Related: Here is my Q&A with author Karen Edmisten, and more on miscarriage; and here is a reflection from a mom who experienced the death of her child.
Are you a member of the sisterhood? No one wants to be, but many women are among those who have miscarried or have a stillborn child. Every woman handles it differently, and every woman grieves differently. A well-designed new book by Karen Edmisten, After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing & Hope, helps provide comfort and support to those who have gone through this.
I experienced a miscarriage when I was newly married, many years ago. But even after nearly two decades, I found this book very healing to read and ponder.
Edmisten shares the stories of many different women who have gone through miscarriage or stillbirth, and the differences and similarities of each woman’s experience. She also candidly shares journal entries of times from her multiple pregnancy losses. The book also includes additional resources for grieving, support and further reading.
I so appreciate how nicely designed the book is—the square shape is particularly appealing and had a good “feel” to it. After Miscarriage would be a great resource for the many women who are part of “the sisterhood,” and for those who love them.