Life, Almost Miscarriage, Misconceptions and a Search for Answers from the Brink of Motherhood

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Vital and heart-wrenchingly intimate' Leah Hazard
'Urgent, fascinating and thought-provoking' Julia Bueno
'Thoughtfully researched and beautifully written' Pippa Vosper

After losing four pregnancies with no obvious cause, Jennie Agg set out to understand why miscarriage remains such a profoundly misunderstood, under-researched and under-acknowledged experience.

Part-memoir, part-scientific investigation, Life, Almost documents Agg's path to motherhood and her search for answers. Tracing each tentative step of her fifth pregnancy - as her body becomes a creature she does not wish to spook - Agg dismantles the myths that we unquestioningly accept about our reproductive lives:

· Why are we told miscarriage can't be prevented when half of all miscarriages are of perfectly healthy embryos?

· Why is it normal not to tell anyone you're pregnant for the first three months?

· Why don't we know why labour starts?

Drawing on pioneering research and interviews with world-leading experts, Life, Almost is a ground-breaking book that will change how you think about miscarriage, and a moving reflection on grief and love at the edge of life as we understand it.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911709046
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Torva
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.392
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 518g
Height: 164mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 33mm