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Not Broken by Lora Shahine MD is a helpful guide that can be used during the most painful time of one’s life; that of miscarriage and living through a pregnancy loss. The book covers everything related to miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss, and also gives suggestions and steps towards a healthy pregnancy. The author offers both Western and Eastern approaches so that patients can minimize the risk of miscarriage and the emotional impact that comes with it. For all those who have been struggling with miscarriages and pregnancy loss, this book is a must-read as it will leave them hopeful and empowered.
The author, Dr. Shahine, speaks about a topic that is personal yet painful for patients and couples. She puts together her tips and thoughts in a very supportive manner, making the book a good read for all those who need support and compassion while struggling through their loss. There is a lot of depth in her words and it is a thought-provoking and insightful read. The author’s knowledge and expertise on the topic leave readers more knowledgeable about all aspects of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Reading this book will make them an advocate for their own care.
The book not only speaks about the emotional impact of miscarriage, but also the role of men in the miscarriage equation. It is a powerful book that avoids using medical jargon and generic explanations, and instead gives practical advice and information on why miscarriage happens. She also has potential avenues a couple can explore if they are facing infertility issues. The book gives hope and empowerment to many women and couples, and shows them a good direction towards handling their personal situation better.