At 37, I felt like a stranger in my own life. How had I wound up a disoriented divorcée panicking about ever having a child of my own? Where was the happy ending Disney promised me when I was a little girl? Why had I failed at forming a family – the adult achievement I valued above any other?
An estimated 10 to 25 percent of all pregnancies will end in miscarriage — and the rate is higher for women over 40. Yet in our society, we barely talk about it.