Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss by Alexis Marie Chute

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss

byAlexis Marie Chute

Kobo ebook | April 18, 2017

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• 1/4 (25%) pregnancies end in miscarriage. The World Health Organization estimated that there are approximately 211 million pregnancies every year, which, with the above statistic on miscarriage, would equal approximately 42.2 million miscarriages/year around the world. • 1/160 pregnancies end in stillbirth. • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the leading cause of death in infants from one month to one year old. SIDS claims the lives of approximately 2,500 infants every year in the United States. • Many couples who lose a child try to have more children. The desire to parent a child after loss is immense, and many people feel they need to get pregnant again to help heal from the experience. • The American Pregnancy Association stated that of the women trying to get pregnant after miscarriage, 85% will have a successful subsequent pregnancy. • Many couples will experience multiple miscarriages and stillbirths. They search for answers, enduring long months and years of genetic testing.

Title:Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after LossFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631521756

ISBN - 13:9781631521751

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Incredibly Helpful Book In The Grieving Process.. Days after having a still born daughter, I ordered this book.. I was desperate for any help in the grieving and healing process. This book was incredibly well written, very honest, and very relatable. I would recommend this book to anyone who has suffered a stillbirth, a miscarriage or loss of a child. I would also recommend it to friends and family of those who have lost, as it may help them better understand the pain, and the process of grief.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! One early morning while my husband drove me to work I took the opportunity to begin reading my new book Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss by Alexis Marie Chute. Eagerly I dived into the prologue entitled “Conception”. Instantly I was pulled into the world of Alexis Marie, nearly a year following the loss of her second child Zachary, struggling to finish her last photography job in her “Year of Distraction” without succumbing to her grief. By the end of this chapter I was literally breathless, tears rimming my eyes, and my heart aching. I felt I was there with her, that I lived those moments. Even as I write this now I am moved by the memory of her words. Through the rest of the book Alexis Marie takes us on the emotional journey of her third pregnancy speckling it with heart-wrenching flashbacks of her previous loss and the aftermath. It was uplifting to follow Alexis Marie's healing journey. Through the highs and lows, she paints a heart-warming picture of hope after devastating loss. I recommend this book for anyone who has suffered a loss or knows someone who has.
Date published: 2017-04-18