Finding the Rainbow 2nd Edition
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I guess many of us never realize the problem this can become for some women. Oh, we hear and read about their difficulties, know about the fertility clinics and the ongoing heartbreak of those who can’t conceive. Yet, we never fully measure the length of their ordeal, or the dark, difficult days that blend into one and other, be it a holiday or another birthday round the bend.
Of course, each child is a reminder of the family they cannot have. Of course, one goes on with career goals and favorite vacation plans, yet the shadow of being infertile hangs over all outings with gloom and forbiddance
What is sadder is the fact this story doesn’t render any outcome. So many decisions can be taken to ease the gaping motherhood void these days. With all the wonderful technology out there, viable solutions exist and McGrath recognizes them. Let’s see if she follows up with another telltale story, this time, in the form of a solution or two to ring in the dawn of a new beginning. Here’s hoping.
She longs to be a Mum, but in her own words, the process was 'like a roller coaster ride.'
Four miscarriages were too much to bear, but Rachel and her husband remained strong
and are ready to embrace the storm and try again.
I admire their persistence and willingness to bring forth a child into the world.
I am one of those Mums [ like Rachel's Mum] who has lots of albums filled with photos of my two children at all stages of their lives.
The book was well-written and I read it all in one sitting because it was so interesting.
This book should be read by all women, whether they have had miscarriages or not.
It would teach them to appreciate their children.
In “Finding the Rainbow McGrath” shares the story of her pathway to parenthood. She details her journey with infertility and early miscarriage offering a wealth of knowledge gained along the way.
I particularly appreciated her discussion of first trimester miscarriage. Having been there myself, I found her straightforward discussion healing.
I recommend this book to those who have had fertility issues or miscarriage, or know someone who has reproductive challenges. In short, this informative read is an easy guide to being supportive of your friends or forming your own reality checks in your personal journey.
Honestly, I feel that “The Rainbow” is a gift for those who are going through the same battle and feel alienated. McGrath is a very courageous and strong woman. I highly recommend this book.
It was comforting beyond words to read excerpts that could have been pages of my diary - had I kept one that is. It was also a relief to know that I was not alone in my obsessive-compulsive-test-taking-Google-reading-symptom-checking habits.
Was this an emotional read for me? Yes, but not in the way I expected. My own experiences and memories naturally came flooding back but whilst this memoire was full of heartache and bitter disappointments it was also a story of hope.
Rachel McGrath is a woman of great courage and strength. I admire her for speaking out. This book is sure to offer comfort to those going through similar heartbreak.
I highly recommend this book to anyone supporting someone through fertility problems, or people who want to understand this common yet agonizing problem better.
I pray that Rachel will be blessed to hold her baby in her arms soon.
Top international reviews
I imagine this to be very useful to people who are in the same situation. I know a few couples in my circle of friends who are challenged in the reproductive area and so I thought that I knew a fair bit about the problems that can occur. Far from it. As the author states: every experience is different and every couple is different. This book tells only her story but it surely opened my eyes and made me see how much more complictated it gets, and how much lies in the details.
Written in accessible and simple prose this has no pretence. McGrath tells it all, brave and hopeful, informative and encouraging. Highly recommended.
I suspect she began writing her story from a deep need to express her feelings: I admire her courage in making it public, and the care she has taken to make it readable. I won’t say “easy to read”; it isn’t. It’s brutally honest and, I hope, will touch a chord in all her readers, whether to show them they are not alone or to enable support and understanding.
The love for her husband, and his for her, shines through every page. My heart sank and I cried with her, when he told her he didn’t see a future that included children. The relief when he changed his mind, was my relief.
My heart goes out to Rachel and I truly hope she has her rainbow baby soon. Another book, whether or not she does, would be on my “to-read” list. To answer one of her own questions, I think the availability of early DIY testing, as opposed to vital medical checking, creates stress.
I have known several people who have lost babies and I have felt for all of them. It must be the most unbearable pain to suffer.
This book tells of the hope and subsequent heartache of a couple trying for a successful pregnancy and their rainbow baby. It is very well written, open and honest and my heart went out to them with every loss. All through the book I was willing her to have a full term pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby. I admired her bravery and also her husband's to never give up and to keep trying and hoping that the next one might be the successful one. I hope with all of my heart that it is for them.
An honest, informative and highly readable memoir.
The theme of early loss through miscarriage is one that many can remain virtually oblivious to. A bereavement that isn’t often shared or talked about openly, grief and disappointment altering the ability to receive comfort as the healing process continues in solitude.The impacts on a carefully thought out future, on a partnership dedicated to expanding, is demonstrated to be understandably all encompassing. The healing and ongoing uncertainty of parenthood and achieving a lifelong ambition for many may not be an experience most can visualise, however the subtle humour, and relatability of the authors insecurities and genuine health complications is beautifully and engagingly delivered. This story remained with me for some time after I had finished the final touching words.