... After Miscarriage by Karen Edmisten offers a wellspring of grace. Filled with both the voices of those who have experienced this sacrificial love and helpful resources full of practical insights, Karen's book will be a gift of compassion and healing for many.
Kate Wicker, author of Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood:
... Karen Edmisten has written a wise and beautiful book that delivers just what the title says. This gentle companion gifts hurting mothers and their loved ones with both practical and spiritual wisdom to help them find hope and healing in the wake of a great loss. After Miscarriage is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by miscarriage and would also be a valuable guide for someone who is seeking to minister to a mother who has lost a baby.
In this treasure of a book, Catholic convert Karen Edmisten not only shares her own experience with multiple miscarriages -- including personal entries from her journal that are so filled with honesty, hurt, anguish, and hope, they read like prayerful Psalms -- but she includes stories from other women who have lost babies. These women’s unique voices delicately probe the myriad emotions the loss of a miscarriage brings to a mother and her family.
Mary Ann Paulukonis, For Your Marriage (USCCB's marriage initiative):
One thing this book does not offer is superficial solace. Nor does it have any pat answers. It is authentically human and spiritual. It is authentically Catholic while being accessible to women of all faiths.
This book touched me despite my not having lost a baby through miscarriage. I recommend it not only for those who have lost a child, but also for those who could support them as a relative, friend or pastoral minister.
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author of numerous books:
This lovely and sorely needed book will powerfully and tenderly touch your soul with abiding comfort and blessing. I highly recommend it for mothers who have miscarried, family members, priests, deacons, Religious, Catholic medical staff, and those in ministry.
My posts on miscarriage are here.