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.

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Baby Dust: 
A Novel about Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

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"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


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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. 

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Your First Period after a Miscarriage

One thing that is certain is that your first period will not resemble anything you've had before.

To make sure this is really your first period, make sure it has been at least four weeks since your miscarriage AND you have had about 20 days of no bleeding or spotting. For the estrogen threshold to be met, you should not be bleeding anymore. Otherwise the lining is not being rebuilt, and you are still experiencing progesterone withdrawal.

You can expect this first period anywhere from four to seven weeks in most normal cases, although you have to restart the counter if you have a renewed case of serious bleeding. See "Waiting for Period" for more on this.

There really is no "normal" for this first period. It can be:

Very heavy (but not making you feel faint)
Very light (but more than spotting). There should be a fair amount when you wipe.
Terribly crampy, or not at all
Be heavy and drop off immediately to spotting
Be light and drop off to spotting
Spot for several days, stop, then come full-blown with heavier bleeding

These periods are not normal, and are not actually a period:

Light spotting that only spots for days on end
Light spotting that comes and goes
Heavy bleeding that makes you go through a pad every hour or two for more than a week.

Those scenarios mean the miscarriage may not have completed or your hormones are not getting back to normal and may need help. For more, read carefully through Waiting for Period.

[ First Few Days ]

[ Waiting for a Period ]

[ The First Period ]

[ New Cycles ]