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lossParenthood Lost:Healing the Pain after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death

by Michael R. Berman (Editor), Sherwin B. Nuland

It's something we almost never talk about, but the fact is that up to a third of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. In this week's Yikes I'm a Grown-up, Lisa Birnbach explained the changing ways in which women and the medical community are dealing with pregnancy loss.
Not that long ago women were typically told to "forget about it and move on" after the loss of a pregnancy, forcing them to bury whatever grief they felt deep inside. But, these days, doctors and hospitals are starting to treat miscarriage as a process that, for some patients, requires grieving for a very real loss.
Dr. Michael Berman, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale Medical School, says the pain and disappointment of miscarriage is often compounded by society's tendency to minimize the loss.

Empty Cradle, Broken HeartEmpty Cradle, Broken Heart : Surviving the Death of Your Baby

by Deborah L., Phd Davis

ISBN: 1555913024

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added to this edition is new information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on "protective parenting" to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends and parents facing infant loss will find support and reassurance in this gentle guide.

Shattered DreamMiscarriage : A Shattered Dream

by Sherokee Ilse, Linda Hammer Burns

ISBN: 0960945636

This book is one of the first and best books on miscarriage written in easy to read terms.


father's guideA Guide For Fathers: When A Baby Dies [Paperback]

by: Tim Nelson (Author)

This pocket sized book is for men who experience the death of their infant child -- whether it be miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Meant to be a guide during the early hours and days after finding out the news of their baby's death, the book offers suggestions for communicating with medical caregivers, offering support to their partner, telling the news to other children, making funeral arrangements and taking care of themselves in a time of crisis. It goes on to talk about effective communications during the weeks and months following the loss, going to a support group, returning to the workplace, and the issues surrounding a subsequent pregnancy.

miscarriage loss Precious Lives Painful Choices
by Sherokee Ilse

ISBN: 0960945695

If you've learned that your unborn baby has problems, this book will help you cope with the news, decide how to move forward and then survive. It's a balanced, non-judgmental book that encourages you to look at all the issues and within yourself for answers.

Surviving Pregnancy Loss : A Complete Sourcebook for Women and Their Families

by Rochelle Friedman, Bonnie Gradstein

ISBN: 0806517581

This updated book is for the one million women who annually suffer a pregnancy loss - whether by a miscarriage, stillbirth, or ectopic pregnancy - and their husbands, relatives, friends, and physicians. Surviving Pregnancy Loss includes: first-person accounts of women who have experienced pregnancy loss; a discussion by health care professionals of the physical and emotional consequences of pregnancy loss; an exploration of options for the future - trying again, choosing childlessness, or considering adopting (with all the latest information on agency, international, and private adoptions); sensitive advice on the partner's experience, the reactions of family and friends, dealing with multiple losses, and explaining loss to children; and more. Anyone who has suffered a pregnancy loss is searching for answers, searching for a friend. This book provides both.

abortionsOur Heartbreaking Choices: Forty-Six Women Share Their Stories of Interrupting a Much-Wanted Pregnancy [Paperback]

by: Christie Brooks

This book is about abortion, but more specifically, about abortions sought due to a poor prenatal diagnosis or due to serious maternal health complications. This book contains 46 personal stories, each one from a woman who decided to interrupt a much-wanted and oftentimes much-planned pregnancy. There is very little societal support for parents who make this decision, which leaves most parents to deal with their sadness and grief alone.The purpose of the book is to share our stories in the hopes of helping other parents who have undergone a similar loss to feel less alone, less isolated, and less stigmatized. We hope to give a voice to all who have suffered a similar loss and to show that there are situations in which abortion is the most moral option.Although the focus of the book is to provide support to those who will make or have made a similar decision, we don't cast judgment on those who choose abortion for other reasons or those who choose to carry a pregnancy to term despite a poor prenatal diagnosis. We support all parents in choosing the path that is best for them. We support ALL choices.

When Pregnancy Fails : Families Coping With Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Infant Death

by Susan Borg, Judith Lasker

ISBN: 055334594X


The Sids Survival Guide :

Information and Comfort for Grieving Family and Friends and Professionals Who Seek to Help Them by Joani Nelson Horchler, Robin Rice Morris

ISBN: 0964121883

Children and Grief : When a Parent Dies
by J. William Worden

ISBN: 1572301481

This book covers the following topics: 1. The Mourning Process for Children 2. When a Parent Dies 3. How Life Changes 4. How the Child Responds 5. Mediators of the Child's Bereavement Experience 6. Children at Risk 7. When a Sibling Dies 8. The Loss of a Parent by Divorce 9. Counseling and Intervention Issues 10. Intervention Models and Activities

infant death
The Grieving Child : A Parent's Guide
by Helen Fitzgerald

ISBN: 0671767623

Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative faces. The Grieving Child now provides much-needed guidance, covering such areas as visiting the seriously ill or dying, especially difficult situations, including suicide and murder, attending a funeral, and the role religion can play.

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