When your baby dies, you find yourself in a life you never expected. And even though pregnancy and infant loss is common, it's not common to you. Instead, you feel like a stranger in your own body, surrounded by well-meaning people who often don't know how to support you.
What you need during this time is not a book offering easy answers. You need a safe place to help you navigate tough issues, such as
- coping with a postpartum body without a baby in your arms - facing social isolation and grief invalidation - having faith when you feel let down by God - dealing with the overwhelming process of making everyday decisions - learning to move forward after loss, and - creating a legacy for your child
In Unexpecting, bereaved mom Rachel Lewis is the friend you never hoped to need, walking you through the unique grief of baby loss. When nothing about life after loss makes sense . . . this book will.
Rachel Lewis is the founder of Brave Mamas support group, an online community offering support to thousands of bereaved moms. Rachel has experienced the loss of five pregnancies, as well as the unique grief of raising a foster son and returning him to his biological family. Connect with Rachel on her blog, TheLewisNote.com.