A SILENT CRY
Womb twin survivors tell their own stories
in their own words
There's nothing more moving than real people talking about their experiences as adult, surviving, singleton wombtwins
A Silent Cry is an edited collection of seventy poignant personal stories written by womb twin survivors themselves. They are written in their own words, in ways that allow them to find and express their own voice and individuality. Many of them are part of the wombtwin.org community, where they help to support people as they discover their own loss.
As well as giving space and words to their long-hidden stories, which is wonderful in itself, this book makes a powerful case for the marked impression that very early (twin) loss leaves on the adult survivor, psychologically and spiritually. Many of the contributors of this book describe some of the clear signs that there was once a twin, such as a fetus papyraceous or an ultrasound image of two sacs in the womb. Common long-lasting emotional patterns include, for example, a profound sense of something missing; having imaginary friends, and feeling alone even among close friends.
The longer stories also describe a difficult journey in search of healing - a journey that ends with a ritual of letting go...
With a foreword by Elizabeth Noble, author of "Primal Connections" and an expert on pre-natal psychotherapy, this anthology includes a glossary and Althea Hayton's personal story as an epilogue. In 2002 she realised that she was a womb twin survivor herself, and her own healing journey began as she found others who had a similar pre-birth story.