The Sound of Silence : Journeys Through Miscarriage - Irma Gold

The Sound of Silence

Journeys Through Miscarriage

By: Irma Gold


Published: 1st October 2011
RRP $27.49

The doctors used words like 'products of conception' and 'missed abortion' which stung and pulled at my heart. She will always be a baby to me.

After the miscarriage I sank into a deep depression. I kept everything inside and tried to act normally. But suddenly it seemed that every second woman on the street was pregnant, or had a baby. Each of them was an individual punch in the guts, a reminder of what I hadn't been able to do.

I found myself in a foreign state - this place called Loss. Even though I knew there were countless other people who had been there, I felt isolated.

Miscarriage is so common and yet within our culture it is an unspeakable subject. Women often grieve alone, mourning a child they have never met but whose future they have already imagined. It is a private, hidden kind of grief. A grief that gets gagged, buried, overlooked, dismissed, and stuffed into small corners - only to bubble up at unexpected moments.

In The Sound of Silence twenty-two women speak out about their experiences of miscarriage. These are stories of loss and loneliness, hope and joy, strength and courage, and, most of all, overwhelming love. They are a reminder to all women who have experienced a miscarriage that they are not alone.

ISBN: 9781921632112
ISBN-10: 1921632119
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Wombat Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.19

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