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Parenthood 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, so he created a Web site for parents.
If you or someone you know is going through this grievous experience, you may visit www.hygeia.org or read his book, Parenthood Lost: Healing The Pain After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, And Infant Death. In it, Dr. Berman includes poetry that he's written for his patients, as well as reasons for perinatal losses and a glossary of terms.
Dr. Berman practices obstetrics and gynecology in New Haven and lives in Woodbridge, Conn., with his wife and two daughters.



Empty Cradle, Broken Heart
Empty 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.


Miscarriage : 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.


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.


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


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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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