of loving support for bereaved parents
Where to purchase books online:
- Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
by Sherokee Ilse; Revised edition, paperback, published 1992 by Wintergreen Press
Review: This is Sherokee Ilse's first book and her best. You'll find support, comfort, and validation for your feelings as well as technical information.
- Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.; Revised and Expanded Edition, paperback, 268 pages
Review: This is one of the best books out there on pregnancy/infant loss. It covers the spectrum of issues including difficult decisions and subsequent pregnancy. Dr. Davis is a bereaved parent herself with extensive experience working with grieving families. Her heart and her expertise is in this book. It's definitely worth your time and your money.
- Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart
by Shelly Marks, Marie Allen; paperback, 258 pages
Review: Written by a couple of friends of mine, Shelly and Marie interviewed a hundred women, compiled their experienced and put together a wonderfully candid and helpful book. Both women experienced miscarriage and are able to add their insight and compassion into this book.
- Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death
by Carol Cirulli Lanham; Paperback, 375 pages, published by Berkley Publishing Group (October 1999)
Synopsis: For a woman who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant, conceiving another child can be fraught with mixed emotions. This guide, filled with up-to-date medical information and written by a woman who herself experienced a successful pregnancy after the loss of her first baby, can help women cope with their anxiety. It offers guidance for women asking such questions as: * Why did it happen--and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? * Will my next pregnancy be considered high-risk? * How long should I wait before getting pregnant again? * What can I expect at prenatal exams? * Will I ever be able to love another baby as much as I love the one I lost?
- Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss
by Ann Douglas; Paperback - 336 pages - published October 2000 by Taylor Publishing
Synopsis: Written especially for parents who have lost a child, Trying Again lessens the uncertainties about pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss by providing the facts to help you determine if you and your partner are emotionally ready for another pregnancy. It also imparts essential advice about preparing and planning for another baby when you decide the time is right.