A Bump in the Road: A Story of Fertility, Hope and Trying Again (Hardback)Elle Wright (author)
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Immensely important and profoundly moving, Elle Wright’s account of her long, heartbreaking road to bringing home a healthy baby echoes the experiences of so many women who have struggled with secondary infertility and offers hope and wisdom in beautifully crafted prose.
The second book from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask Me His Name.
'It turns out there are plenty of us: the unlucky ones. The women whose journey into motherhood, or whose yearning for more children, has yet to be fulfilled by the universe. I am certain that in so many parts of my story I really am not the only one to have gone through it, so it makes sense to write it all down. For all of us - and for any parents who might go through some of what we did in the future too. So here it is, our journey to a rainbow. A story of fertility, trying again and, above all, hope.'
After the death of her three-day-old son Teddy in 2016, Elle Wright never expected what came next - that the path to bringing home a living child could be so winding. Elle's loss was followed by three and a half years of endless waiting. She and her husband waited for test results, hospital appointments and so many new procedures to help with their experience of secondary infertility. This wait included friends announcing their happy news whilst Elle was experiencing three rounds of IVF and more loss, including a much-wanted second baby at just 15 weeks. Months and years slipped by, of immense physical and emotional toll, and still those two lines were just out of reach. Faced with constant questions, drugs, negative tests, tears, loss, frustration and so many more tears, throughout it all Elle managed to still believe that one day it would happen for her, somehow...
A Bump in the Road reflects the reality of becoming a parent for thousands of people like Elle who have difficulty conceiving in the UK today. It captures Elle's journey to a rainbow, comforting through her beautifully written words with a story of fertility that might just reflect yours, too.
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 483 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 34 mm
'Honest, open, raw, emotional and powerful. Elle has shared a story of heartache and hope, and I know her words will be a comfort to others who might feel alone in their struggles or can't find the words to express how they're feeling. No one should feel isolated by their grief or loss, and with this book Elle has managed to be a hand in the darkness to ensure they aren't. This book isn't only for those who've been through fertility challenges, it's for everyone. Only in listening to others can we begin to fathom their experiences. Only in listening can we realise how important sharing and conversations are. Only in listening can we understand how to be there for those we love. Elle has given such an in-depth insight into her journey, which she's written so beautifully. Through motherhood, she has been pushed further than ever before, and in this book once more her heart is laid bare.' - Giovanna Fletcher
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