Written in the warm and accessible manner of a knowledgeable girlfriend, this highly unique book is the first to enable women to evaluate their own risk of miscarriage and take steps to reduce that risk. There are only four major causes of miscarriage, and targeted questionnaires help each woman clarify whether she might be at higher risk in any of these areas. Each cause is explained thoroughly but clearly, with the information and support women need to improve their chance of future successful pregnancy. This makes the book as relevant for women who have never even been pregnant as it is for women who have experienced miscarriage. The book presents a detailed overview of miscarriage, dispels common myths, provides flow charts to help reveal the cause of any previous unexplained loss, and offers positive, practical options for action. It is written from the patient's perspective, drawing on sympathetic case studies to introduce each chapter and presenting complex medical research in a way that is easy to understand.
The reassuring and upbeat tone inspires a positive attitude, and the book enables each woman to identify the path that is right for her based on her unique personality and circumstances.
Author Susan Rousselot draws on both training and personal experience to write this empowering and informative book. With degrees from Wellesley and MIT, and experience as a medical researcher, she has tracked down and deciphered the most solid, up-to-date medical information for this book. Yet she covers the subject with a clarity that comes from being an accomplished author, and a compassion that comes from her own miscarriages; she knows firsthand the many difficult issues that pregnancy loss can trigger, and how hard it can be to get answers. She translates complex medical research into clear language and useful insights, and presents it all with sensitivity and optimism. Finally, she encourages readers by her own example, because although she knew nothing about miscarriage when it struck her, she resolved to take an informed, positive role in her own healthcare; she believes her two children are the direct result.