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To Full Term: A Mother's Triumph Over Miscarriage

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A powerful and empowering memoir of a woman's fight to bring her fifth pregnancy to full term after years of heartbreak and horrific loss.

To Full Term is the gripping memoir of Darci Klein's pregnancy with her son Sam, and the story of one woman's struggle to give her baby a fighting chance. From refusing to accept outmoded obstetric guidelines to going head-to-head with s
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Berkley Trade
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Sonya Feher
Wow, do I wish I’d had this book after my first miscarriage. I kept wondering what tests the doctors could be giving but weren’t offering. How could it be possible that they had no idea and no means to check? After giving birth to her first daughter at 28 weeks, two miscarriages, and the death of her twins born at 20 weeks, Klein refuses to go through one more pregnancy hearing the great big medical I don’t know.

In To Full Term, Klein combines diary entries of her fifth pregnancy with her resear
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Stephanie
This was a very good book. I chose it because I just had my first miscarriage and want to read a book about success after miscarriage. I enjoyed reading about Darci's journey through pregnancy and finally giving birth to a healthy baby boy, Sam.

I'm not sure I'd recommend this book to someone who has only had one miscarriage. It's a little scary to think I could have many more, and have to go through lots of testing and medical procedures to finally have a healthy baby. But still, a very good and
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Emily
Each excruciatingly slow week of Darci's 5th pregnancy after 3 losses is detailed, as she uses her background as a market researcher to parse through the conflicting(and sparse) studies surrounding miscarriage and fight for her unborn son's life. Darci accurately relates the trauma of loss(and the ripples that never completely go away) and the immense strain on her marriage. She fights against established protocols of obstetrics and reluctant doctors to get the treatment for the conditions that ...more
Ashley
I lost my son on October 18,2013...just over 2 weeks ago.
I wanted to read about about infant loss but found this instead.
I cried a lot during reading this book.
I remember with my daughter pregnancy being on bedrest.
I remember touring the nicu and being told what could happen if she was born right there at 24 weeks.
I am glad she got her boy and girl after so much loss.
I am glad she wrote this book so the average person have a little more information.
I already recommended my friend who had loss ri
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Ariadne
I felt this women's pain as she struggled to keep her unborn child alive. I have never gotten very far with any of my babies. I tried to protect them with faith as much as I possibly could and it do not work. I am know trying to figure out why the kept leaving me and I pray I have the courage that this women had to fight for the answers that I need. Thank you Darci for writing such a pwerful book.
Christy
During one of my desperate attempts to soak up any and all information on the subject, I read this story of how a woman took her pregnancy into her own hands. The ending was completely flat and the middle was a complete whine-fest. But overall had some good information and was a nice misery loves company book.
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Very informative to women who have suffered a miscarriage
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