Hope Beyond the Heartbreak

'Hope beyond the Heartbreak' is a project about giving women who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth an avenue to share their story and lift the grief from their shoulders.

All the women who participate in this project will be telling the story of their miscarriage or child loss, whatever information or details they wish to share, told their own way.  Women all over Australia are encouraged to submit their stories to be collated into a book.

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 It is important to me, to open up about my experiences of miscarriage (I have lost two of my babies) as it has always felt like I am unable to share any of the more specific details of my experiences with anyone.  Both miscarriages were traumatic for me to different degrees, and I feel as though not being able to share the entire story of what happened through those experiences has made the grieving and healing  process much more difficult for me.

You can read my miscarriage experiences the following blog posts:  
Click on their name to read about my children who I have never met. 

Paige (Miscarried: 2009 - 6 weeks old)
Jacob (Miscarried: 2013 – 9 weeks old, carried in my womb for another 8 weeks) {STORY COMING SOON}

It still seems to be a bit of a 'taboo' subject in today's society, yet an all too common occurrence that many women have to cope with, mostly on their own and I hope that by sharing their stories and testimonials about their experiences through the 'Hope beyond the Heartbreak' project, they can find some comfort in this community of women we are about to create - coming together in unity to remember our precious, eternal unborn babies and to celebrate together by welcoming some beautiful rainbow babies into the world.

Rainbow Baby:
A "rainbow baby" is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth.

In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

The storm (loss of a child) has already happened and nothing can change that experience. Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss, but something colourful and bright has emerged from the darkness.

There are two criteria to fulfil to be eligible for inclusion in the Dedication Book:
1.  The most recent miscarriage must be within the last five years.
2.  You have had another child following a miscarriage, or are currently pregnant with your rainbow baby.

DOWNLOAD a submission form here.
If the link does not work, please email me to request a form - jade@jadereadphotography.com.au.

Women who are experiencing the joy of being pregnant with their rainbow babies, who are able to travel to the Gold Coast will be gifted a Before and After photograph of their baby bump and bub, and these images will also be collated - along with their stories - in the Dedication Book I will be designing after the Project sessions and submissions have been received and completed by the end of 2014.

If you would like to submit your Miscarriage Experience(s) to me to be included in this Dedication Book and to have a Bump to Bub photography session (Free for all HBTH women) - please email me at jade@jadereadphotography.com.au with 'Hope beyond the Heartbreak' as your subject line. 

 Please call or email if you would like some more information about the project.

Now accepting July 'Bump to Baby' portrait sessions on the Gold Coast, Qld.  Please register your interest below:

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