How can joy be found in tragedy?
This is the heart-stirring story of Aude who, while experiencing the death of her unborn daughter, Juliette, found amazing strength amidst profound sadness.
When doctors told Aude and her husband that Juliette was unlikely to survive after birth, it felt as if a trapdoor opened under their feet. How could their future be bright in these circumstances?
In her own inspiring words, Aude will take you through her journey of pain, loss and difficult emotions, and the hardest question of all – why?
Aude’s remarkable story will challenge you to live in the moment, helping you to experience hope, and even joy, in any situation
Above all, you will realise grief doesn’t have to be your master and you too can find hope in the face of adversity.
The book is available online (as paperback and eBook) or may be ordered at your main online bookstore
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Konnect Radio Interview
Interview on John Clayton's Mid-Morning Show
on Konnect Radio
UCB Radio Interview
Interview on Ruth
This Is My Story
on UCB2 Radio
(19 Oct. 2022)
Women Alive magazine
Article featured in Women Alive Premier monthly magazine print (2 Nov. 2022)
Women Alive article
The Herald newspaper
The Herald article
We have received many testimonials following the french publication of the book and publications in the press
It was important for me to read this book although not concerned by the topic: I am neither a woman nor a parent and I have never been confronted with a disability. And yet, I really devoured this book without raising my head. This testimony led me to reflect on my vision of life through yours. This is a book that I will treasure in my library and that I will probably read several times.
Marc (translated from French)
It's a story that strengthened me and moved me.
I would encourage anyone who is going through or has gone through ANY tough situation to read this book - the encouragements and lessons learnt are applicable to us all. A very well written, honest, open account of true life with encouragement for the future.
I wanted to thank you for the richness of its content, for all that you were able to draw from your experience, however painful it may have been. Your book allowed me to put words on our experience and journey, my personal questions, so thank you very much.
Isabelle (translated from French)
The book is really amazing. It is such a credit to your little girl Juliette and a beautiful book for anyone going through hard difficult times. It’s like a guide on how to gain strength and hold onto positivity and hope when life feels so difficult. You have done so well. Being able to tell your story clearly and in detail with some humour too is just super admirable.
Robin House - C.H.A.S.
Aude and Baptiste are very thankful to Robin House staff and the C.H.A.S. (Children's Hospices Across Scotland) for their extraordinary caring support.
For over twenty years C.H.A.S. have been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.
The C.H.A.S. is reliant on gifts, donations in kind, and donations in time. Please consider joining us in supporting their amazing work.
To find out more and support their mission, visit the C.H.A.S. at:
Aude is married to Baptiste. They have lived in Scotland for several years. Together, they lost their second child, Juliette, at eight months of pregnancy.
Following this experience of perinatal bereavement, Aude turned to writing and psychology, two areas that have always fascinated her.
Aude recalls: "I have always been drawn to learn about psychology and to experience for myself a life released from traumas. Travelling, discovering new cultures and getting involved in social projects have enriched me and taught me how beautifully complex and unique each human being is."
She then decided to retrain as a professional counsellor and now operates her own Practice, with a specialisation in bereavement support and trauma management.
To contact Aude about her book or for any counselling enquiry, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org