In her new book, Miranda Ward explores the unique place of almost-motherhood — an uncertain landscape characterized by waiting, wanting, hoping, and not-knowing.
In isolation, Stephanie Land finds surprising relief from PTSD — and discovers she is able to write again.
When she loses a pregnancy, Anna Lea Hand searches in vain for vital advice and information.
“Though the embryo was only seven weeks old, I loved it. I loved it and wanted it, and its life ended.”
How do you bring yourself to plan for a baby after three miscarriages in a row?
How many not-quite-parents are bearing the pain of miscarriage silently and alone?
“At family gatherings people handed me glasses of wine, and I drank them. I ate soft cheese and deli meats. I lived the life of non-pregnant Lucy, knowing all the time that I was pregnant Lucy and everything around me was wrong.”
After a miscarriage, Laura Turner faces the sadness of returning to everyday life.
Jessica Grose recounts the agonizing waiting period after an inconclusive ultrasound, and considers whether there is such a thing as a good miscarriage.