our book

Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss is a collection of stories that came out of launching The 16 Percent. We are so thrilled to be able to share as many stories as possible, with as many people as possible, and are beyond grateful to our brave contributors who opened up their lives and their hearts to make this book happen.  

Through, Not Around is available for order now on Amazon and Indigo, Chapters & Coles, as well as for reviews on Goodreads. All author proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to PAIL (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network), an organization at Sunnybrook Hospital dedicated to supporting families through pregnancy and infant loss.

Publication: January 26, 2019


Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason.


Whether or not there's a reason for infertility and pregnancy loss, these personal essays show the way forward is by going through the grief, not around it.

Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet the one in six people who cope with them often find they are private sorrows. In this collection of stories of loss, hope, and resilience, people offer their stories of what it's like to experience the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, desperation, hope, humour, and frustration, and also the knowledge that while these issues are often out of our control, there is a way through them.

Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. We are all touched by these issues, whether through our own experiences or those of people we care about.