Books
I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy
By: Angie Smith
In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth. more/less
They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth
By: Janet Atlas
Stillbirth, defined as the death of an infant between 20 weeks' gestation and birth, is a tragedy repeated thirty thousand times every year in the United States. That means more than eighty mothers a day feel their babies slip silently from their bodies, the only sound in the delivery room their own sobs. Eighty stillborn babies a day means heartbroken families mourn the death of children who will never breathe, gurgle, learn to walk, or go to school. more/less
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memior
By: Elizabeth McCracken
“This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending,” writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child. more/less
Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing
By: Lorraine Ash, Christiane Northrup
In spite of the fact that 1 in every 115 deliveries is a stillborn baby, stillbirth continues to be a taboo subject. In Life Touches Life, Lorraine Ash describes how she met that silence head-on. After a trouble-free pregnancy, her baby was declared dead on what was to be her date of birth. Following a C-section, Ash fought a fever that raged at 104 degrees and almost succumbed to the silent B-strep infection that had killed her daughter. more/less
Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Grief
By: Carol Henderson
One autumn morning Carol Henderson was a new mother recovering in the hospital and cradling a baby the doctor declared perfect. Within days of delivery, the new mother's peaceful world disintegrated into a nightmare of hospitals, tubes, EKG's, and operations. Her baby had a serious heart murmur. more/less
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
By: Deborah Davis
The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. 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. The book includes 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. more/less
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss
By: Jerry Sittser
An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss—with a new preface and epilogue Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it. more/less
A Piece of My Heart: Living Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death
By: Molly Fumia, Ann Dunnewold
The death of a child is one of life's most devastating experiences. Since it is contrary to the expected order of nature, most people remain confused about how to deal with their complex feelings. In A Piece of My Heart, Molly Fumia chronicles the death of her infant son and her eventual recovery from it. more/less
Touching the World of Angels: How My Daughter's Short Life Changed Mine
By: Seth Clyman
Babies are supposed to be born, not die. Except sometimes, they do. When his two-month-old daughter died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Seth Clyman's belief in God was shaken to his very core. As he tried to make sense of the inexplicable during the seven days of shivah (the week-long period of mourning in the Jewish religion), he began a journey that changed him forever. more/less
Parenthood Lost
By: Michael R. Berman
Losing a pregnancy or newborn is a grievous experience. Today the perinatal death rate in the U.S.—which refers to fetuses 20 weeks old through babies 4 weeks old—is about 14 per 1,000 births. Many more children die earlier in pregnancy and later in childhood. In Parenthood Lost, Dr. Michael Berman shares his insights from his experiences helping parents deal with their grief and unravels the confusing genetic and medical causes of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. more/less
Naming the Child: Hope-Filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death
By: Jenny Schroedel
Hope and healing for those who suddenly find themselves in the most terrible sort of grief

For those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a child within the first year, this gentle resource offers: more/less
Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life
By: Amy Kuebelbeck
When Amy Kuebelbeck was told that the child she was carrying had a fatal heart condition, she and her husband were faced with an impossible decision: to give their baby a chance at life—and with it, enormous pain and suffering—or to let their baby die naturally, most likely just a few weeks after birth. The unforgettable journey that ensued would change not only their lives, but also the lives of everyone who came in contact with them, from family and friends to healthcare workers and complete strangers. more/less
Coming to Term: A Father's Story of Birth, Loss, and Survival
By: William H. Woodwell
After the doctors left, I sat on the edge of Kim's bed and we cried. It had all come to this. All the back-and-forth about whether to have children; all the thinking and talking about what we'd need; all the books and the articles and the prenatal classes; all the morning sickness Kim had endured; and all the excitement about the twins. And now here we were, 100 miles from home in a hospital room in Charlottesville, Virginia, sixteen weeks before term and waiting for Kim to get sick--very sick--so the doctors could cut her open and bring our babies into the world too early. Our twins." more/less
A Silent Love: Personal Stories of Coming to Terms with Miscarriage
By: Adrienne Ryan, Adrianne Ryan
Many people who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death have been made to feel they shouldn't talk about it. As a result, their grief has often been compounded by guilt, shame, and sometimes anger. Now, with great sensitivity, Adrienne Ryan, who has herself suffered multiple miscarriages, explains why this grief is different than any other. This collection of more than fifty real-life stories—written by mothers as well as fathers and grandparents—give voice to that grief in all its emotional and psychic complexity. A Silent Love will offer support and hope to those who have lost a child, and will be an invaluable guide for friends and family.
A Guide For Fathers: When A Baby Dies
By: Tim Nelson
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.
 

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