Twenty-three million miscarriages occur every year worldwide, but while pregnancy loss, including both miscarriage and stillbirth, is common, it is not discussed openly, leading many women to feel shame and isolation in their time of grief.

In this exclusive interview, Kate White, M.D., an OB-GYN, miscarriage survivor and now author, discusses her first book, "Your Guide to Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss: Hope and Healing When You're No Longer Expecting" (Mayo Clinic Press, October 2021). White is a practicing gynecologist, the vice chair of academics and director of the Complex Family Planning Fellowship at Boston Medical Center, and an associate professor of OB-GYN at the Boston University School of Medicine.