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Main title: Making Angels
Subtitle: A story of heartache . . .and countless blessings on our journey to have a family.
A story of blessings on our journey to have children after the heartache of infertility, miscarriage and late term pregnancy loss.
Author name: Stacey Urrutia
The story I tell discusses the very painful and raw emotions that anyone who has experienced problems with infertility can relate to- it may be that they are having a difficult time getting pregnant, a hard time staying pregnant, or loss of a baby shortly after birth. When I was younger and living through this myself, I felt like there was nobody who could relate to me, especially after 5 lost pregnancies (4 miscarriages, and the loss of a baby girl I delivered at 22 weeks gestation). I was even told that the pregnancy leading to our oldest son would never work out. For that pregnancy I spent 4 months on strict bed rest and had contractions throughout my bed rest. Our second son was carried by a surrogate mother, which is a long and complex process as well. Our situation was a little unique in that I am a white female (I have a Hispanic husband) and the surrogate we chose was black.
Throughout the book, I weave in discussions about my spiritual journey. I think many women who struggle to get pregnant or successfully carry a baby have similar questions about what role God plays in their lives (if any) during such a challenging and disappointing time. For me, I was not able to find peace in our journey until I realized that the sufferings I endured were actually a gift that lead to something greater. Namely, a better relationship with God, and the ability to share my story with others so that I may help them with their own journey.
I think it’s important that although I categorized this book as “Religious”, the right “Industry” option didn’t really exist on the drop down list. I am hoping this book is a mix of self-help and inspirational, with a bit of religious mixed in.
There are several books out there about pregnancy loss that are rather hoaky- for example, books about people who talk to their dead babies. My manuscript does not have any of that. I try to address the real life impact that many women/couples face when they struggle to have a child…such as financial difficulties, relational difficulties (with spouse, family and friends), spiritual questioning, healthcare issues, etc.