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Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss

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Trying Again lessens the uncertainties about pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss by providing the facts to help you determine if you and your partner are emotionally ready for another pregnancy. It also imparts essential advice about preparing and planning for another baby when you decide the time is right.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published January 1st 2000)
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Rachel C
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pregnancy
I found this book informative and full of statistics and data regarding miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss. The author does a great job of explaining the causes of these types of losses, the odds of them occurring again, as well as things you can do to prevent the losses. She also delves deep into the concerns women have about conceiving again and about actually being pregnant again. Sprinkled throughout are stories of both good and bad things that have happened to real women. A helpful r ...more
Feb 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: couples who have had a misscarriage
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Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful after my loss. Said all the right things and gave me hope again.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found the part saying basically "it might be a good idea to wait you're really ready before trying again but you might not be able to wait much if you're on the older side" annoying. As most pregnancy and parenting books, it's also too centered on the mom IMO. But overall a good read for couples about to or already trying again after pregnancy or infant loss. It feels validating for people who've suffered miscarriages to see their losses treated along with stillbirths (deaths after 20 weeks of ...more
Alyssa Jahnigen
I thought this book was incredibly informative and thorough. I feel that for some moms it might be too much information... I found some parts interesting because it related to my situation, and some parts interesting because it related to a friend's situation or because I am interested in birth in general. I would recommend this book to anyone who has had a loss, even if they are sure they do not want to try again. It solidified my feelings and helped me to see that the wide variety of opinions ...more
Jane Lebak
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I reviewed Trying Again for my local infant loss support group after already having a subsequent pregnancy. This book is intended for women who have become pregnant after a loss without really understanding why their babies died the first time or what they can do about it. As such, it's much more medical than I expected, very clinical on a basic level, and without as many personal stories or tips about your emotional state than I would have expected given its length. The medical talk runs the ri ...more
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely informative and filled with information. That said, after knowing our daughter had Turner Syndrome and attending a support groups for loss, not much of it was new for me and I was able to skim through it. More valuable were the stories of others who have been through pregnancy after loss and how they felt about it. It's a well-organized book which makes it easy to find and refer to whatever in particular you may need. We are not cleared for TTC yet, but when we are, I wi ...more
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read "Coming to Term" by Jon Cohen first and found it much more helpful. Trying again didn't have much novel information in it(I felt like I could skim through a lot), but there were still some good parts that were helpful. I would recommend Coming to Term over this book, but this one is still worth getting out of the library when you get to the point of thinking of trying again.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Some of the information was great to read and help me understand some things after my loss. Other information I should've skipped. Now I have a whole new list of things I'm paranoid about when we try to conceive again. I should've read the chapters on dealing with loss and put it down.
Meghan Wedgeworth
Tried to read this last summer, but decided to give it a year. Not a book I would recommend and not exactly leisure reading. But certainly helpful if that's what you need.
Jul 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pregnancy-loss
Not very helpful, in my opinion. Tells you ALL the things that can go wrong, but not a whole lot on preventing or easing fears.
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
I read this book several times, my husband and I have gone through 2 miscarriages and losing our precious Jeremiah(born at 24 weeks) Strongly encourage if you have gone through any of the above.
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