Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Category: Book
Edited By: McDonald Ace, Allison
Edited By: Ng Bourbonnais, Ariel
Edited By: Starr, Caroline
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: January 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason. Whether or not there's a reason for infertility and pregnancy loss, these personal essays show the way forward is by going through the grief, not around it. Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet the one in six people who cope with them often find they are private sorrows. In this collection of stories of loss, hope, and resilience, people offer their stories of what it's like to experience the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, desperation, hope, humour, and frustration, and also the knowledge that while these issues are often out of our control, there is a way through them. Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. We are all touched by these issues, whether through our own experiences or those of people we care about. The editors of the book- Allison McDonald Ace, Caroline Starr, and Ariel Ng Bourbonnais- are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a dedicated safe space for couples and individuals to share their stories, because no experience is exactly the same and we can all learn from each other's struggles and triumphs. To learn more about The 16 Percent and to share your story, please visit www.the16percent.ca.
From The Publisher*These stories, written by Canadians, paint a picture of what it's like to experience the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, desperation, hope, humour, frustration, and also the knowledge that while these issues are often out of our control, there is a way through them.
Biographical NoteAllison McDonald Ace is a writer and communications manager for GoJava.ca, as well as the community board member on the Maternal Mental Health Committee at Sunnybrook Hospital. After experiencing a late-term miscarriage with her second pregnancy, she became an advocate for sharing stories of child loss to help others know they aren't alone. Allison lives with her son and husband in Toronto. Caroline Starr is a writer, editor, and community advocate. After being diagnosed at twenty-one with PCOS and later suffering a miscarriage, Caroline became committed to building a community surrounding infertility and miscarriage and openly discussing their impact on families. She lives with her son and partner in Toronto. Ariel Ng Bourbonnais was diagnosed with premature ovarian aging at the age of thirty-three. She found strength and resolve in knowing that sharing her experience helps others. She works for the University of Toronto and is in the process of completing a memoir based on her personal experience with infertility through U of T's Creative Writing program. She is a proud Torontonian, wife, and (dog) mom.