Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book Review - There Was Supposed To Be A Baby

There Was Supposed To Be A Baby, by Catherine Keating, is a healing companion for grief after pregnancy loss.  This is the book I wanted to write! Catherine's book was born out of her "Supposed To Be Project" that she started in an effort to heal after her two miscarriages.  Her "Supposed To Be Project" is similar to my "Grief Project"!  I swear I didn't know about her book until just last week, but I am so glad I found it.  I guess great minds think alike.  *wink wink*

Catherine's book is short, as she mentions in the opening, but the brevity of her book cuts straight to the benefits and facts of why the healing techniques she highlights are so helpful in addressing her and others grief. The healing techniques Catherine uses in her book are creative, easy to integrate into your every day life, have been researched from a psychotherapy perspective, and are proven to be beneficial for soothing grief.  She shares comments from other bereaved mothers throughout her book and also provides you with different yoga poses in each new section to help you navigate the grief in your life, mind, body, and spirit.  Her book is focused on pregnancy loss by miscarriage and the grief that occurs after such a loss.  Yet, even if your pregnancy loss was second trimester or full term, there are a lot of great resources that one can apply to their own heartache after any type of pregnancy loss. 

I am so glad I found Catherine's book.  However, I am a little bummed because now I will have to tweak my future book idea.  But thanks, Catherine, for a There Was Supposed To Be A Baby. It is a great healing companion.  

To learn more about Catherine and order her book you can visit her blog There Was Supposed To Be.  You can also order her book through Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition. 


  1. Lindsey,
    I can't comment on this book without reading it, and what I saw on the blog was very true and very useful information.... but in my mind your blog and your situation is different, not better or worse or more heartbreaking, of course not!!! but different, and there are so many degrees of grief, of loss and dealing with the loss, so that every book that is written is going to be unique. Your story is so like so many others but then so very, very unique. If you ask my opinion... (you can stop reading now if my opinion is not what you are asking for... my daughter rolls her eyes at this point :-))... My opinion is that you owe it to Nora and to yourself, to Nick and to your family to write this book and actually (my opinion again)you have already written so much, so many words and feelings that have touched souls, that say what we want to, but don't have the gift (yours) to say... publish your letters to Nora!! But then that is my opinion ;-). Right now I wish I could invite you over for a cup of coffee with a slice of the delicious cream cake that we bought at our local bakery, and a chat.... Follow your dream and your heart... believe me your words are healing ((((hugs))))
    Pamela xoxoxo

    1. Pamela,

      I really appreciated this comment. I dream of writing a book about my experience and at times I am not sure if anyone would read it. I think to myself, "There are so many great stories out there already, what would I add?" My family always tells me to go for it. But hearing it from you just makes me believe in myself more.

      So much thanks!



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