I have been very quiet this month and I apologize for that. I try to get one post in per week and I have been overwhelmed with a new book that I am about to publish. You are getting the details here first! I haven’t shared much with others.

This book wasn’t a book that I had ever thought about writing. All That is Seen and Unseen; A Journey Through a First Trimester Miscarriage, has been placed in many miscarriage packets and has been utilized by so many newly grieving mothers but my goals for 2015 and where I want Dragonflies For Ruby to go, has become a focus of mine.

After I attended Love Wildly, sponsored by Stillbirthday, in December, I knew I needed to push this book out. Love Wildly was an amazing experience and I learned so much from all the women there. I was inspired and drawn back to my original goal of helping women through miscarriage. Therefore, I began to write a new Miscarriage Handbook. One that would be more appropriate for the miscarriage packets and did not contain a personal story.

Women need a book, something tangible to hold when they learn their baby has died or they are experiencing miscarriage, not a stack of papers to file. Women need a book that explains all their options, what they might experience, how their partner might feel, how their living children might feel, as well as ways to bond and remember their very tiny baby. The Miscarriage Book is as inclusive as I could make it and has basic “discharge instructions” as well as warning signs which instruct them to call their doctor.

I am very excited to announce my new book: It’s Not “Just” a Heavy Period; The Miscarriage Handbook. It is scheduled to release on March 17, 2015 which will be five years from the day we learned we were pregnant with Ruby Josephine. It also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day.

Without further adieu, I introduce to you:

The Miscarriage Handbook, It’s Not “Just” a Heavy Period, helps women understand what they may experience when they learn their baby has died or are experiencing a miscarriage. This book is the ultimate resource on miscarriage for caregivers, mothers, families and friends. With help, everyone involved can understand warning signs during miscarriage; what to expect; the options for delivery; choosing a final resting place for the physical form of the baby; after care; and grief, mourning and memorializing.

This book also gives readers ideas on how to tell their family and friends, how others may react including their partner, and a guide for family and friends on how they can help including what to say/not say. Tear outs are included which can help the grieving family share their needs with others. This book encompasses all aspects of the miscarriage experience.

It's Not "Just" a Heavy Period; The Miscarriage Handbook

Pre-order your copy(ies) at elizabethpetrucelli.com or at Amazon.com. All other formats will be available on March 17th, 2015. Bulk discounts are available.

– Breaking the silence of First Trimester Miscarriage

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