Related Reading

Some of us find that after we have a miscarriage that we want answers, reasons and we have many questions. Sometimes we find the information we are looking for in books but we dont always find all the answers, sometimes there aren't answers to all of our questions. Here are some book titles that you may find helpful.
It has been our experience that books on Miscarriage aren't always widely available in bookshops in Ireland but you should be able to order them in your bookstore. You may find some other titles available for mail-order through popular websites which will post them directly to you.
If you have read a book on miscarriage or related subjects please contact us and tell us what you thought of it - was it good, easy to follow, interesting content ? Or was it too full of 'medical speak' or not suitable for someone of different religious beliefs, if it was a child's book (explaining the loss of a future sibling to children) what age groups did it best suit. We would be delighted to hear from you and you will be helping others reviewing the book. Tell us the name of the book, the author and your thoughts on it and we will put your review here on the site. (Please let us know if you prefer us not to include your name). Also let us know if you have read any of the books listed here and what you thought of them.


Miscarriage: What Every Woman Needs to Know
by Lesley Regan
Available through popular internet shopping sites

Our Stories of Miscarriage: Healing with Words
by Rachel Faldet

Reader comments: 'Peoples personal experiences of miscarriage, how it felt.
It is an American based book but relevant information for everyone.'

Miscarriage & Stillbirth the Changing Response
by Bruce Pierce (Veritas)

Reader comments: 'Good to finally read a book on miscarriage from an Irish perspective, there is so
little available on our shelves.Leaning towards the religious side of things but very relevant
information in a modern society too.'
Available in some Irish bookstores (Veritas)

Pink for a Girl
by Isla McGuckin

Reader comments: 'Refreshing change from some of the weighty books of facts and statistics.
A personal story of miscarriage and unexplained infertility, told with honesty, dignity, determination
and humour. I could have written it myself it rang so true for me and touched me'
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Available in most Irish bookstores

"We Lost Our Baby: One Couple's Story of Miscarriage and Its Aftermath"
by Siobhán O’Neill-White & David White

True story of a young couple who, after the initial excitement of discovering a new pregnancy,
faced the heartache of losing their baby.
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Available in most Irish bookstores from 26th April 2007 or to order online now from

Forever Our Angels
by Hannah Stone

A collection of personal stories told by men and women who have expereinced miscarriage
Available through popular internet shopping sites

Waterbugs & Dragon Flies - explaining death to children
by Doris Stickney

Available in some Irish bookstores and through popular internet shopping sites


Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant
by Diana Raab

Reader comments: 'It was very relevant particularly for recurrent miscarriage.'
Available through popular internet shopping sites

Fertility & Conception - The complete guide to getting pregnant
by Zita West (Dorling Kindersley)

Reader comments: An excellent book, easy to dip in and out of colourful sections,
ranging from lifestyle, nutrients, diet and further into clear explanations of assisted conception.
Available in most Irish bookstores

Getting Pregnant - How to improve your chances of a healthy conception
by Anne Charlish

Reader comments: 'Very good, clear and concise. Looks at practical ways to improve your
chances of getting pregnant, alternative remedies and complementary therapies, age, lifestyle, excercise'.
Available in most Irish bookstores

The Irish Pregnancy Book
by Dr. Peter Boylan

A general pregnancy book but specifically Irish and with a fresh perspective
Available in most Irish bookstores

Other Relevant Topics

When a Baby Dies
by Nancy Kohner & Alix Henley
Available in some Irish bookstores

The Infertility Survival Handbook -
Everything You Never Thought You'd Need To Know
by Elisabeth Swire Falker

Reader comments: 'Written from an American perspective but hugely relevant here too.
Factual and in clear chapters but written with a good dose of humour too - getting your
diagnosis, deciding what to do, treatments, moving on.'
Available in some Irish bookstores

A Mother In My Heart
by Ginny Fraser

The author has written this book trying to find healing for herself. She shows her progress
from despair to acceptance of childlessness. Also included are others personal accounts
whose stories have provided inspiration.
Available through popular internet shopping sites

From China with Love - A Long Road to Motherhood
by Emily Buchanan

Reader comments: 'Personal Story of a couple, following three miscarriages and infertility,
eventually adopt two girls from China.
Touching, real, easy to read, you won't want to put it down once you start it.'
Available in most Irish bookstores

Misadventures in Motherhood
by Fiona Looney

Personal Story of a woman who has three children and also had a miscarriage when her first baby was quite young. Following their lives from birth upwards. Reader comments: 'It's a funny, heartwarming story which speaks in every-day language about the triumphs and disasters of bringing up three small children, every parent will relate to the situations she finds herself in. The chapter were the author speaks about her miscarriage is open and honest and how many people feel in the same situation'.
Available in most Irish bookstores or directly from