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Laila: Held for a Moment

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Trigger Warning! Reading stories about what other people have been through are powerful so I wanted to share:
“In this heart-wrenching memoir, Leah Mele-Bazaz shares her experience with the devastation of stillbirth. Her inspiring journey from loss and anguish to newfound hope and healing shows there's a way to live when our children are no longer with us.”

Finished this beautiful book and as I passed the Women Empowered calendar I have, I saw that tomorrow is WORLD PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY. Sending much love to family and friends. ❤️

I am so happy to have been able to get the chance to read this brave book. Thank you NetGalley and thank you Leah for writing your heart out. It was beautiful to be able to read your words.
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A very sad memoir written by Leah and telling her story of her loss of her much wanted child and how she coped after the loss of her daughter Laila at 26 weeks gestation. This book was very moving and I was gripped and couldn’t stop reading until I finished it in one go. I would highly recommend this book. Leah I am very sorry for your loss. Your strength and resilience was shining through throughout this book. You are one remarkable lady. 
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Sweet but heartbreaking book.
Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
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What a powerful book! So much love and praise for the strength and courage of Mele-Bazaz.  I know this book will resonate with so many who have experienced the same imaginable heartbreak.  Such a powerful book that took an amazing amount of strength to write.  Well written and will recommend to any and all who have experienced this type of grief.
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Wow!! This hit me hard! I chose this book as I am going through some gynae issues and questioning pregnancy myself so I was interested in other people's stories. What an emotional but amazing read. I couldn't stop crying! I learnt so much about how they took their news. I feel this is a book to be read if you're struggling with similar health issues. Thank you so much
My heart goes out to Leah
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Laila Held for a Moment by Leah Mele-Bazaz is heartbreaking and courageous and I think I went through an entire box of tissues while reading this memoir. This book won't appeal to everyone, but those who do read it will never forget Mele-Bazaz's story. A brilliant book.
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Such an emotional book! Lots of tears reading it. I recommend having tissues to hand when you read it.
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