When Maureen Pollard was ready to become a parent, she had never heard anyone talk about pregnancy loss. Her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage in the first trimester, shocking her and disrupting her neatly laid plans to build a family with her partner. Their journey to parenthood would involve two more early losses, and then a bouncing baby boy would enter their lives. Ready to try again, Maureen was sure they had solved their fertility problems. Not so. She experienced three more early miscarriages, including the loss of a twin pregnancy, before the safe arrival of three lovely daughters satisfied their desire to have four living children. This memoir details Maureen’s personal loss experience and also provides insights and guidance for bereaved parents and the people who support them following pregnancy loss.
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About the Author: Instead of a professional soccer player, Maureen Pollard became a Registered Social Worker and has worked with families since 1991. Her personal experience of pregnancy loss helped shape her career goals and walking with those who are grieving has become one of the primary services she offers in her private practice. Maureen enjoys painting, writing and retreating into the woods for long weekends of respite from the chaos of daily life. She lives with her dynamic family in Cobourg, Ontario.