If you or your family have been touched by miscarriage or loss, or if you support families who have experienced loss, here is a great list of books for miscarriage and loss.
Books For Miscarriage #1: Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: a Guide for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers
Intended for nurses, doctors, midwives, social workers, chaplains, and hospital support staff, this guide gives caring and practical advice for helping families grieve properly after losing a child at birth. As the special needs of families experiencing perinatal loss are intense and require more than just the bereavement standards in most hospitals, this handbook offers tips and suggestions for opening up communication between caregivers and families, creating a compassionate bedside environment, and helping with mourning rituals. Encouraging continual grief support, these specific companioning strategies can help ease the pain of this most sensitive situation.
Books For Miscarriage #2: Invisible Pregnancy: Give Birth To Healing
The book The Invisible Pregnancy picks up after the immediate aspects of your experience have passed. When it feels as if everyone you love has moved on, and you feel alone in the dark, this book is intended to meet you in the darkness. It is filled with 40 gentle challenges that I present as “dares” to help you make sense of the feelings and of the experiences you are faced with. I share some of the obstacles I faced, my interpretation of the rapid changes to my baby’s physical form, and why I believe it is important that grief be nurtured and disciplined.
Books For Miscarriage #3: Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies
This book is very simple and straightforward that helps adults talk to children about death and assists nurturing their faith and building their emotional strength. The author takes time to explain common behaviours and reactions (emotional, physical, and mental) parents can expect from their children and offers tools to help manage children cope with a significant loss. Highly recommend.
Books For Miscarriage #4: A Letter from Heaven
Books For Miscarriage #5: We Do Remember You
Special Women ” Paulina “Polly” Perez
Older Children / Subsequent Children
Spouse / Marriage and Grief
Couple Communication After a Baby Dies: Differing Perspectives”Sherokee Ilse & Tim Nelson
Personal Growth after Loss
In a Heartbeat: a Journey of Hope and Healing for Those Who Have Lost a Baby”Dawn Waltman
Books For Miscarriage #6: Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss
“This self-help manual is an indispensable resource for expectant women and the men close to them who have suffered emotionally from infertility, failed pregnancy, or abortion.”—“Publishers Weekly”
“Kim Kluger-Bell insists on being heard, and needs to be read, not just by those struggling with the particular losses or reaction they describe, but by all of us concerned about the direction of our culture and the life of our souls.”—“Boston Sunday Globe”.
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