real talk on pregnancy loss
When your baby dies, you find yourself in a life you never expected. And even though pregnancy and infant loss are common, they’re not common to you. Instead, you feel like a stranger in your own body, surrounded by well-meaning people who often don’t know how to support you.
What you need during this time is not a book offering easy answers. You need a safe place to help you navigate what comes next.
In Unexpecting, bereaved mom Rachel Lewis is the friend you never knew you’d need, walking you through the unique grief of baby loss. When nothing about life after loss makes sense . . . this book will.
You need a safe place to help you navigate what comes after loss, such as:
- Coping with a postpartum body without a baby in your arms.
- Facing social isolation and grief invalidation.
- Wrestling with faith when you feel let down by God.
- Dealing with the overwhelming process of making everyday decisions.
- Learning to move forward after loss.
- Creating a legacy for your child.
When nothing about life after loss makes sense . . . this book will.
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Bonus Chapter: How to Support a Loved One Through Baby Loss
Nothing is as paralyzing as having a loved one suffer the unthinkable loss of a baby. You want to offer support — but you’re terrified of saying the wrong thing, doing something hurtful, or not doing enough. But supporting your loved one doesn’t have to be complicated. Offering easy-to-remember principles you can put into action right away, this guide holds your hand and helps you confidently walk your loved one through a life of unexpecting.
This downloadable journal, complete with prompts, offers you a safe place to explore your grief after the loss of your precious baby. Whether you print it at home or have it professionally bound, this journal is the perfect companion to Unexpecting. On these beautifully designed pages, you can remember your loss, express your lament, embrace your love, and reflect on your baby’s legacy.
30-Day Guide to Self-Care
After the death of your baby, self-care may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you’re in survival mode. But taking care of your body, heart, mind, and soul is foundational to your healing. Self-care is not meant to be an overwhelming to-do list. Rather, it’s a posture that you matter too. This daily guide offers gentle prompts to help you nurture yourself with compassion, comfort, and care.
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Unexpecting Book Discussion Community —
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Why a discussion community?
When I experienced my first pregnancy loss, I felt “other” everywhere I went. In fact, I felt like a stranger in my own body — and my body felt like a stranger to me. That is — until I gathered with other bereaved parents. And then I belonged. I felt seen. I felt heard. I felt held.
Pregnancy loss and infant loss are considered common losses — and yet, really, there’s nothing common about them. When it happens to you — it’s devastating.
This book reaches the depths of our losses and the heights of our love. It explores the science behind grief and the intangible algorithm of faith (or no faith). It talks about the loss of our old normal and the creation of the new. In short — it’s a comprehensive resource on what to expect when you are no longer expecting.
And that’s why having someone hold your hand through the reading process — someone who has been there both personally and professionally — is an invaluable companion to this book.