Helping Bereaved Families Through the Power of Words

Melissa Desveaux

My first book, My Life of Loss, is based on my personal experience of pregnancy - losing four babies to miscarriage and stillbirth, and then being blessed with two healthy babies.

I wrote My Life of Loss to help me heal. To release the burden of grief during my loss, to help other mothers and fathers in my position understand that they are not alone, to bring awareness of pregnancy and infant loss, and to bring hope.

After the book was published, I wanted to do more. I envisioned a collection of stories written personally by people that have experienced first-hand complications that can happen when trying to start or add to their family.

I decided to dedicate my time in search of finding people to write about their own experiences and become part of another book.

I gave these people the opportunity to share their own experience of pregnancy struggles to give light to the grief they have endured.

My book Comfort for the Tears, Light for the Way has become this story.

It is a collection of memoirs, written by these parents and their families, who have also endured the loss of a baby or infant, have struggled to fall pregnant or have had early births. It is inspirational, heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is full of tears, but also filled with hope and love.

Reading real stories of pregnancy and infant loss will give an understanding to readers that everyone grieves differently and everyone has their own story to tell. Some you may even relate to.

This book has inspired me to continue my journey helping families find comfort and healing during or after their loss.

Comfort for the Tears Light to the Way will be on sale by 10 October 2016. For more information, please visit