12 Days of Christmas Miscarriage
By Joyelle Cameron
“Literally I had held the embryo in my hands. I couldn’t let go. Everybody expects you to just move on. They say things like “it happens” “you’ll have another one someday” or “God does things for a reason” but for me there is NOTHING normal about holding my dead, unborn child in my hands knowing that somehow my body failed her.”
Set in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this novel takes a poignant journey with Cedra, a young first time mother as she lives through the twelve days following a nightmarish Christmas Day miscarriage. Based on the author’s own true story, 12 Days raises the question of how do you deal with miscarriage? How does a parent accept it and move on? And how do you maintain your relationship with your partner in the wake of the tragedy? Sadly this is a road that far too many women have silently trudged thus making it one of the best kept secrets in our society today. With 12 days and 12 easy-to-follow steps, Cedra finds herself faced with the dilemma… give up or try again?