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Life Without Baby: Surviving and Thriving When Motherhood Doesn't Happen Kindle Edition
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~ Tracey Cleantis, author of The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward
"I wish Manterfield's book had been available a decade ago. It would have been a valuable lifeline, a tremendous support at a time there was nothing available for women lost in a maze of fertility treatment promises and murky what ifs."
~ Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority
"A comforting book, full of practical help for women who wanted to have children and are trying to move past the overwhelming panic and grief that comes with realizing it's not going to happen. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was 40."
~ Sue Fagalde Lick, author of Childless by Marriage
"If you're newly coming to terms with this, or if you've been living this life for a decade or more, or if you have a friend or family member you want to help, you will find belonging, food for thought, and further hope for a future, wonderful life without baby."
~ Linda Rooney, Founder of No Kidding in NZ
About the Author
- ASIN : B01925VC1O
- Publisher : Steel Rose Press (March 7, 2016)
- Publication date : March 7, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3232 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 247 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #846,298 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE ❤️
Grief, self - care, moving away from the dream of motherhood, validation of our losses, social landmines, aging without children and reconnecting with yourself are just some of the things that are covered in detail and with useful pragmatism. Ms. Manterfield’s presentation of the things we wrestle with - hope and other people’s children, for example, are healthy and undeniably grounded.
I was especially touched by her assertion that “You are not broken. You do not need to fix your flaws. You don’t have to compensate for not being a mother.”
The balance Ms. Manterfield strikes when addressing aspects of this experience is commendable. Her realistic view remains consistent throughout as she gently encourages the reader to move forward, but in small steps, while reassuring periodically that the process is far from linear. This book somehow succeeds in walking the artful line of being thoroughly practical but not at all prescriptive.
Intertwined with the transition from infertility to non parenthood’s multiple phases and suggested journal prompts are Lisa’s own personal vignettes. She share her struggles with insightful hindsight, facilitating the reader to more clearly perceive their own behaviors and the possible motivations that underly them.
Surviving and Thriving when Motherhood Doesn’t Happen is written on the subject of a life altering, grueling and soul testing transition that is most often seen by the outside world as a mere technicality (You couldn’t have kids? Yeah, hey oh well!). This thoughtful “how to” book is crucial and much needed.