A video to end the silence.

In the book trailer for the novel Baby Dust, eight women talk about their losses and how they are ready to speak freely to friends and family about their babies.

Double click to view full screen.


Baby Dust: 
A Novel about Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Read the first chapter

Buy paperback

Buy a signed copy

Buy for Kindle USA
Buy for Nook
Buy on iTunes
Buy on Kobo
Buy on Smashwords

Buy at Amazon UK

"Absolutely stunning, compelling...the truth of what women go through."

Robyn Bear
founder of
Pregnancy Loss
Remembrance Day

"Baby Dust sheds a light on the all-too taboo subject of miscarriage in a raw, compelling, and incredibly realistic way."

Kristin Cook
founder of
Faces of Loss,
Faces of Hope

If you read Baby Dust and fell in love with Stella, the leader of the miscarriage group, she now has her own book of how she and her husband met. No sadness here, just a roller coaster romance between two out-of-the-box characters.

Click to learn more about Stella and Dane


Deanna also has a new FREE ebook on getting pregnant again, based on her tried-and-true, easy-to-follow 
Sperm Meets Egg Plan


Barnes & Noble for the Nook

Amazon for Kindle

Smashwords for your computer, smart phone, Kindle, Nook, or other eReaders

Kobo for international eReaders

Sony if that is your reader


Need a place to store your sonograms and memories?

In the Company of Angels: 
A Memorial Book
is a baby record book just for babies lost to miscarriage or stillbirth. 

Get it at Amazon

Get one discounted through the publisher


Meet Other Moms
and Post Stories
and Photos about
Your Baby
at our Facebook Page








New Cycles

Sometimes even if the first cycle seems normal, you start to see your cycles elongate or shorten. First remember that your cycles have changed now. Every pregnancy, regardless of outcome, changes your hormonal makeup. As long as your cycles are at least 24 days and not more than about 45, you are in the range of normal. Your cycles do not have to be the same every month, and most often they will not be.

About 60% of women will get pregnant again within the next four months, especially with earnest work toward that goal with the help of the Sperm Meets Egg Plan. Your fertility may not return immediately, but you should hold off on Clomid or other reproductive assistance for six months. After that point, you can ask for help from a doctor to see what is going on. It is not unusual to meet women who tried for a year before getting pregnant again. I personally did not ovulate in my first two cycles following my miscarriage, and got pregnant first try on the third.

It is very disheartening to see month after month go by without getting pregnant again, especially when your cycles are not the same as before. You will constantly feel you are pregnant but test negative, and you will feel certain you are having early miscarriages. This is a very very common feeling, but usually it is not true.

You will also face another problem. Post miscarriage cycles are all over the place, sometimes coming on day 22 (making women think they have a luteal phase defect) and other times coming weeks late (making women spend a fortune on pregnancy tests.) This is all a very common scenario in the months following the loss. It happened to me too. Just keep trying, and trust the pregnancy tests. They are accurate. Your hormones right now, however, are not. You should call a doctor when you go for seven weeks without a period. They can (sometimes, if they will) put you on a dose of Provera to bring on a period, or if worst comes to worst, put you on birth control pills to regulate you. 

At this point, you are ready to look over the Trying Again section.