Through, Not Around: Stories Of Infertility And Pregnancy Loss by Allison Mcdonald AceThrough, Not Around: Stories Of Infertility And Pregnancy Loss by Allison Mcdonald Ace

Through, Not Around: Stories Of Infertility And Pregnancy Loss

EditorAllison Mcdonald Ace, Caroline Starr, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais

Paperback | January 26, 2019

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Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason.

Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration.

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. The way forward is by going through the grief, not around it.

Allison McDonald Ace, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, and Caroline Starr are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a website dedicated to sharing stories of pregnancy loss and infertility. To read or share your story, visit
Allison McDonald Ace is a writer and communications manager for, 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 a...
Title:Through, Not Around: Stories Of Infertility And Pregnancy LossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 26, 2019Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459742966

ISBN - 13:9781459742963


Editorial Reviews

Miscarriage and infertility are such common experiences for women, yet they're also some of the most lonely, as so many grieve in silence. Through, Not Around is breaking the silence and bringing these stories into the mainstream. This collection is heartbreaking, beautiful and important. - - Amanda Laird, author of Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation and host of the Heavy Flow podcast