A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft and her husband are trying to adopt from Ethiopia. When the adoption agency goes bankrupt, Tory’s dreams of becoming a mother are threatened. Against the advice of many, including officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem. When they finally meet, mother and daughter struggle to connect, both tormented by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering the new family.
The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would start after they met.
An emotional and heart-wrenching glimpse into adoption and the devastating impact of childhood trauma.
Keywords: childhood, women's fiction, family life, depression, grief, loss, PTSD, trauma, adoption, parenting, Ethiopia, Canada
P.R. (Piper) Newton is a mother, wife, Whovian, lover of animals and
stripey socks, oh and she likes to write stories. Throughout her life
she has been fascinated by the human mind. She has a Psychology degree,
and for many years worked as a communications manager. Once children
came stampeding into her life, she left her high pressure career in
order to maintain a healthy life balance. She still has a passion for
learning and the human mind. When she isn't busy raising her boys and
writing stories, she takes courses in childhood trauma and mental
health. She is very passionate about women's health, adoption, and
childhood mental health. Learn more at http://prnewton.com
This moving memoir is one woman’s inspirational story about the traumatic birth of her first child and subsequent diagnosis of the chronic condition, pelvic organ prolapse. Wrapped within an engaging account of living with prolapse is an insightful glimpse into what it means to be a mother battling chronic pain, embarrassing side effects, and depression in a society that often idealizes motherhood as a time of bliss and joy, and dismisses this embarrassing, and often debilitating, condition.
Inspiration for her healing comes from the most unlikely of places, the heart-wrenching struggles of women in the developing world. A startlingly honest, elegant, and often humorous depiction of life with pelvic organ prolapse, And Then My Uterus Fell Out, calls out to all women around the world who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of dignity, hope, and sisterhood.
Keywords: pelvic organ prolapse, running with prolapse, uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse, incontinence, childbirth, birth trauma, special needs parenting, adoption
This is an honest and detailed account of living with a wearing,
relentless condition which pervades every aspect of the lives of
millions of women. It will be helpful for anyone who has prolapse, or
lives with someone who has prolapse, or professionals who care for
people with these conditions. It is rare to get such insight into the
impact pelvic organ prolapse has into a patient's life - so, this book
will be valuable for many people. Well worth a read.
Piper's book is utterly relatable to those of us with POP and an eye
opener for those who find themselves wondering "what all the fuss is
about." From the dismissal of doctors to the struggle of caring for your
brand new baby when you have just been hit by an emotional and physical
trick to how each and everyone chooses to deal with this one it arrives
- it is all within these pages. I found myself wishing for some
magical, happy, all fixed ending for her.
I read this book so that I would be able to better understand pelvic
organ prolapse. It wasn't until halfway through the book that I
discovered that I suffer from prolapse myself and that health problems
that I've suffered with for years are as a result of it. I now have a
sense of hope about the future of those issues. I didn't realize when I
sat down to read this book that it would literally change the course of
my life! Piper's highly personal story is heartbreaking and yet
told with humour and threaded with hope. I admire her determination and
her willingness to share her experience in order to help others. My hope
is that many other women will read it and begin a dialogue about this
Heart breaking, honest and a worthy read for any woman.
A well written informative must read for all women and their partners
about a life altering condition that up to now women have suffered in
silence-kudos to the author for sharing her story
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