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How to Expect What You're Not Expecting

Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss

edited by Jessica Hiemstra & Lisa Martin-DeMoor, foreword by Kim Jernigan

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One size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth. Each one is different, unique, and comes with its share of pleasure and pain. But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy or hoped-for baby? In How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, writers share their true stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and other, related losses. This literary anthology picks up where some pregnancy books end and offers diverse, honest, and moving essays that can prepare and guide women and their families for when the unforeseen happens.

Contributors include Chris Arthur, Kim Aubrey, Janet Baker, Yvonne Blomer, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kevin Bray, Erika Connor, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jessica Hiemstra, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Lisa Martin-DeMoor, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Susan Olding, Laura Rock, Gail Marlene Schwartz, Maureen Scott Harris, Carrie Snyder, Cathy Stonehouse, and Chris Tarry.

The fourth book in a loosely linked series of anthologies about the twenty-first-century family, How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting follows Somebody’s Child, Nobody’s Mother, and Nobody’s Father, essay collections about adoption and childless adults. Together, these four books challenge readers to re-examine traditional definitions of the concept of “family.”

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Jessica Hiemstra is an author and poet who is widely published in literary journals. She was the winner of the Malahat Review's 2010 Open Season Award for Non-Fiction, a finalist for the 2010 Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem, and the winner of the 2009 Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival poetry award.

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Jessica Hiemstra is an author and poet who is widely published in literary journals. She was the winner of the Malahat Review's 2010 Open Season Award for Non-Fiction, a finalist for the 2010 Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem, and the winner of the 2009 Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival poetry award.

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Lisa Martin-DeMoor's poems have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, and Edmonton on Location: River City Chronicles (NeWest, 2005). Her essay "A Container of Light" was awarded the silver medal in Personal Journalism at the 2012 National Magazine Awards. Lisa lives in Edmonton, where she teaches English and creative writing at Concordia University College of Alberta. One Crow Sorrow is her first full-length collection of poetry. Please visit Lisa online at writerinresidence.ca.

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