Was YOUR family 100% supportive after your loss? Did you ignore the things they said or did you speak up? I’m guessing you stayed quiet.
I got a chance to talk about how to handle family members on Monica’s lovely blog Honoring Our Angels. She graciously stepped up as I’m doing the promotions for my novel Baby Dust and allowed me to post as a guest.
Deanna’s guest post on managing family
Monica began her blog in 2008 after her sweet daughter Devon was stillborn. She sees it as a place to put stories about your babies, and she puts together resources for managing life after losing a baby.
She’ll be writing a review of Baby Dust in the next few days. She’s also giving away a copy of Baby Dust! So go over there before Oct. 8 and comment to win it!
Baby Dust Give Away
Many amazing bloggers have stepped forward and agreed to spotlight my novel Baby Dust, and Holly, the mother of Carleigh, was one of the first.
Holly learned Carleigh had a condition called anencephaly, where the baby grows without a brain, during a routine ultrasound. She continued to carry Carleigh and was induced at 37 weeks. Sweet Carleigh died during labor and was born still, and so beautiful, a real treasure.
You can learn so much about anencephaly and Holly’s journey before, during, and after her pregnancy with Carleigh at her blog.
In Baby Dust, my character Dot was not given the choice to carry her anencephalic baby to term. The situation can depend completely on the doctor’s practice. I have learned from women who have gone through it, some doctors will insist on immediate termination or induction. Others will strongly urge your to carry to term. You may not know how to make the choice if it is offered.
Holly’s experiences are well written and comforting to read. If you have found this page by searching for anencephaly, I urge you to visit hers
Holly’s Blog Home Page
Holly’s Story of Carleigh
Holly’s comments on Baby Dust
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