Troubador From Heartbeat to Heartbreak

Released: 28/07/2018

ISBN: 9781789013719

eISBN: 9781789012767

Format: Paperback/eBook

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From Heartbeat to Heartbreak

Stillbirth Exposed


According to the Office for National Statistics, there were over 3000 stillbirths in England and Wales in 2016. Despite this, a silence often surrounds the subject. Now Caroline R Poole writes an emotive memoir recounting her own stillbirth experience, setting out to offer readers a unique insight into the emotional impact of this tragedy.

When Caroline found out she was pregnant in 2009, she was overjoyed to learn that she was due to have a baby girl. But at the age of twenty, Caroline experienced complications which threatened not only her life, but that of her unborn daughter. Caroline had developed severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, which resulted in the stillbirth of her daughter, Olivia. 

Exposing the harsh truth behind society’s approach to stillbirth and challenging the idea that parents should carry on as before, Caroline speaks out to raise awareness about stillbirth. She hopes that her book will reach out to other families living with the devastation of losing a child.

This book is amazing. So emotional and heartfelt and really eye opening facts about still birth that you never hear about. The poems are sensational and really well written. The personal experience really pull at the heart strings and allow you to understand the pain of losing a baby. Would definitely recommend reading.

by Charlotte

Amazing book, would definitely recommend. So well written and poems were really heartfelt and emotional. Great way to help people understand the topic of stillbirth as it’s so unheard of and could really help women who may get pregnant in the future knowing about those life threatening conditions or those who have been through it themselves.

by Charlotte

Caroline R Poole

Caroline R Poole is a British writer living in the south east of Manchester. Following the stillbirth of her daughter Olivia in 2010, Caroline has been involved in several charity projects and leads her own fundraising campaign. As well as volunteering at a local hospital, Caroline is a also a mother to Oliver.

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