Miscarriage & Loss Resources

Miscarriage Stories & Resources—Adriel Booker

 

Welcome, dear one. You’ve landed on my resource page for miscarriage stories, pregnancy loss support, and a number of other resources to help you navigate grief and loss after miscarriage, stillbirth, and other forms of pregnancy and infant loss. This page is not static; it is growing and changing all the time and includes links to blog posts and resources from me as well as those from other sources. I hope it serves you well. If you’d like to connect with our community, you can find us on instagram at @ourscarlettstoreis. You can also sign up here to be the first to know when my book, Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss releases.

 

Adriel’s Book on Miscarriage:

Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss

 

Adriel’s Miscarriage Stories & Blog Posts:

The Day I Lost My Baby — The story of my first miscarriage, Scarlett Grace, at 13 weeks.

Among the Fields of God: Losing My Baby in Italy — My second miscarriage, Oliver David, at 11 weeks while away in Italy.

Dear Pregnant Woman on the Playground (With Love from a Baby-Loss Mom) — Approaching baby’s due date and relating to other pregnant women.

Dear Baby: Four Years Later — The notion of “getting over” grief.

Under the Olive Tree — Furious anger and guilt. 

Why I Share About the Hard Stuff (and the Power of Story) — Shame, stigma, vulnerability, and healing.

The Promise of Easter and Meeting Our Babies Again — Despair and hope.

Breaking the Silence: Mothers Sharing Stories about Miscarriage and Loss — Breaking the stigma, not because we’re brave but because we’re desperate and hopeful.

This Ground is Holy — The paradox of joy and sorrow.

We Named Her Scarlett Grace — Learning to grieve with hope.

Learning to Stay Afloat in the Waves of Grief — Coping with the unpredictable nature of grief.

He is With Us. Really. — Where grace abounds in deep waters.

Our Stupid Fish Died. And Our Baby Died, Too. — Relating to my living children after miscarriage.

Mother’s Day for Those Who Have Lost or Are Longing — Mother’s day for those who find it hard.

Don’t You Want Kids? | The Secret Burden of Infertility — A monthly grief.

 

Caring for a Friend after Miscarriage:

How to Help a Friend after Miscarriage or Stillbirth — What to say (and not say) after miscarriage and how to be a practical help and support and encouragement to your grieving friend.

Creating a Care Package for a Friend After Miscarriage — Simple, thoughtful gift ideas to create your own care package and let your friend know you’re thinking of her.

Mothers Day for the Rest of Us (and How to Help a Mom who’s Hurting) — Simple and practical ideas for how to remember hurting moms at Mother’s Day.

 

Pregnancy After Miscarriage:

Why I Believe in Early Pregnancy Announcements Despite the Risk (and Fear) of Miscarriage — Shame, fear, stigma, community, support, women’s issues… this post covers all of it. (It’s also the only account of my third miscarriage that I posted.)

Rainbow Baby — What is a “rainbow baby” and why it’s a broken metaphor.

Sinking Deep: Thoughts on Pregnancy After Miscarriage — The hardest pregnancy of my life.

 

Coming Soon:

Men, Marriage, & Miscarriage

Helping Children Grieve After Miscarriage

Body Image After Miscarriage

 

Miscarriage Stories & Pregnancy Loss Community:

Our Scarlett Stories — Sharing stories of grief and loss and the Grace holding us together.

 

Books I Recommend on Grief, Hope, & Faith:

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Is God to Blame: Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering by Gregory Boyd

Lord Willing: Wrestling with God’s Role in My Child’s Death by Jessica Kelley

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss by Jerry Sittser

Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey

Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy by Pam Vredevelt

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith

 

Other Miscarriage Stories & Resources:

The Physicality of Miscarriage:

Miscarriage FAQs, Symptoms of Miscarriage, Terminology Explained, Types of Miscarriage, (Tommy’s National Miscarriage Centre)

15 Things that will Happen to your Body after a Miscarriage

Men, Marriage, & Miscarriage

Why We Need Better Support for Men after Miscarriage by Catherine Rodie

How Miscarriage Affects a Marriage by Lindsey Bell

How My Marriage Changed After My Miscarriage by Jessica Zucker

Men and Miscarriage by Patrick Stafford

Waiting

Infertility: What We Wished We’d Known About Childlessness

A Prayer for the Waiting Time by Emily P. Freeman

Helping Children Grieve After Miscarriage

Navigating Children’s Grief: How to Help Following a Death

Helping Children Cope with Grief

Encouragement

Amazing teaching on dealing with shame: The Beast of Shame by Sandra Unger (or watch video)

Mourning Into Joy by Sharon McKeeman (free newsletter with weekly encouragement)

 

Miscarriage & Loss Support Organizations:

SANDS Australia

Hope Mommies (Christian)

Pregnancy Loss Australia

Still Standing (facebook)

Sufficient Grace Ministries

MISS Foundation

Grief Share

National Share

Tommy’s National Miscarriage Centre