Saturday, 20 January 2018

Themes and Feedback from my new book

Dear Readers,

I would like to express my gratitude for the positive feedback I have already received about my new book: 'Holding the Baby Dream'.
Available at: 

I am very proud of not only my book but what it represents; namely the support it can offer to others. I have spoken to many of you already, who have read my book. It makes my heart so full to hear how much it has helped you.

I have heard how much it helped one lady. This lady has just found out she is pregnant again and has no infertility issues herself but has friends who are going through IVF. Reading my book has helped her to have an understanding of what they may be going through, how they may be feeling, and how she can better support them.

I have spoken to another lady who was in the midst of IVF. She had not felt brave enough before to read anything on the topic and although it was difficult for her she was going to purchase my book, as she felt it would help her to read about someone else's journey.

I have spoken to yet another lady who read my book. She found it a challenging read as she never had children herself and did not want children. Feelings of guilt came up for her for not holding the baby dream herself; and not wanting to have children.  

I know we all experience different lessons in our life and have different journeys. I am also aware that even if we all had the same journey we would all experience it differently. The main themes coming out of my book; which are making readers think, as they seem to relate to all women are:
  • Societies expectations of us, as women
  • Other people's lack of understanding of what we are going through, when we can not fall pregnant easily
  • How many people each of us know who are experiencing infertility and/or going through IVF
  • The pain of seeing friends and family becoming pregnant and having children, when we can't
  • The pressure this journey puts on our relationships (with our partners, friends and family)
  • How we grieve, how long it takes and how difficult it is
  • How it helps to have memories of our lost babies/children - tattoos, photos, ashes, objects etc.
  • How validating it is to hear we are not alone
  • How helpful it is to be able to talk to someone who understands or will listen, without trying to fix things or treat us like we are broken
I am sure there are many more. Feel free to join the discussion. I would love to know what you thought of the book or what themes it has brought up for you.

With love and light, until next time.

Narelle x

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Holding the Baby Dream available in Paperback

Dear Reader,

My newly released book: Holding the Baby Dream has been available for the last week on Kindle.
Although some of you have told me you are still waiting for the paperback version. I understand. I, too prefer the physical book sitting in my hands when I read. If you are like me and prefer to read without logging onto a device or reading from a screen than wait no longer to get your copy. 

As of today, the 12th January, 2018 my book is now for sale on Order your copy now and you could be reading it by early next week.

I thank those of you who have already purchased it and sent me feedback on how reading it has helped you. I feel blessed hearing your positive feedback and stories, for the fact that you took the time out of your lives to read it and for how quickly you devoured the entirety of it. It warms my heart to hear how much my story is already helping you.

I have already received messages from women in the process of IVF, those with healthy babies who never experienced infertility and women who have never had children, through choices of their own. It has touched each of you in a different way. It makes my heart sing to know that no matter what your journey looks like you can find something valuable to take from my experiences.

I am touched that so many of you have already and or are thinking of sharing my book with someone else. I have spoken to people who only discovered my book because you, the reader, told them about it. I believe word of mouth is so important. We all have friends, family and or colleagues who are struggling with infertility. If you know someone else who may benefit from reading my story please spread the word. Share your copy, buy a copy for another or simply direct someone towards buying a copy for themselves. Or perhaps share my blog with them. My new dream is to help as many people as I can, with their healing and you can help me achieve this by recommending my book to the ones you love.

Blessings and love,

Narelle Hudson

Friday, 5 January 2018

Holding the Baby Dream now on Kindle

Dear Reader,

You have been very patient with me. I know you have been waiting for your copy of 'Holding the Baby Dream' for such a long time.

Here it is! The ebook copy is now available as a Kindle today, for the first time. If you prefer to read the paperback version then you just need to wait another week or two and it will also be available. Or why not read one of my other titles, available on, while you wait.

Here is a sneak preview of the cover and a link to get your copy now:

Product Details

I will post again when you can get yourself a paperback copy. I know many of you are waiting for the physical book you can hold and share. Not too long now...

Blessings and gratitude to you all for your support on my journey.


Narelle Hudson

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