Miscarriage, misconceptions, and a search for answers from the brink of motherhood
Why don’t we know more about miscarriage? Why are we told miscarriage can’t be prevented when half of all miscarriages are of perfectly healthy embryos? Why is it normal not to tell anyone you’re pregnant for the first three months? Why don’t we know why labour starts?
Part-memoir, part-scientific investigation, Life, Almost documents Jennie Agg’s path to motherhood and her search for answers. Tracing each tentative step of her fifth pregnancy – as her body becomes a creature she does not wish to spook – Agg dismantles the myths that we unquestioningly accept about our reproductive lives.
Drawing on pioneering research and interviews with world-leading experts, Life, Almost is a ground-breaking book that will change how you think about miscarriage, and a moving reflection on grief and love at the edge of life as we understand it.
Publishing on February 9th, 2023, by Transworld.