Saturday, December 29, 2007

Books 1.0

This is a  partial list of books that have been recommended by mothers i have met along the path. Most i have read some i have not. I hope you find it useful. I will continue to add books so if you come across something you'd like to share let me know. ~Christine

Books & pamphlets specific to loss of a pregnancy, stillbirth and infant loss

When a baby dies - booklet from The Compassionate Friends(TCF) 

The grief of parents: when a child dies - (TCF)

The death of a child  by Sue Holtkamp, Ph.D. (TCF published by Bereavement publication)

When A Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death by Nancy Kohner

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L.Davis

Greiving the Child We Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg

A Silent Sorrow by Ingrid Kohn, Perry-Lynn Moffitt and Isabelle A. Watkins

When a Meeting Is Also Farewell: Coping With a Stillbirth or Neonatal Death by Ingela Radestad

Empty Arms: coping after miscarriage, stillbirth, an infant death by. Sherokee Isle

Pertain to pregnancy loss and miscarriage but also helpful

A Silent Love: Personal Stories of Coming to Terms with Miscarriage by Adrienne Ryan

Mommy, Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears In Heaven by Linda de Ymaz


Personal stories of  Full term loss and Stillbirth

Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing - by Loraine Ash, had a full-term a stillbirth.


Fingernail Moon (Mama's Journal) - by Cathy Clark Lager knew during her pregnancy her child would not live but still carried her to term and baby died short after delivery.

Dear Cheyenne: A Journey into Grief, A Collection of Angels and Miracles, A Celebration of Motherhood by Joanne Cacciatore. ISBN 0-9663015-0-1. A collection of journal entries and poems written by Cacciatore after losing her fourth child, Cheyenne. Cacciatore writes about what most every mother feels upon traveling this road.

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir by Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN 0316027677  the author write about her pregnancy that ended in stillbirth followed by a subsequent live birth. 

Grief in general
The Mourning hand book - i found this to be pretty standard grief work


Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert

Fiction
the five people you meet in heaven
by Mitch Albom

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Spiritual 
Gift of the Red Bird: The Story of a Divine Encounter by Paula D'Acry


i think all of these are available at various online booksellers. Unfortunately, the reality is that not many book stores stock books about Miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. like we have all learned this i not something anyone wants to deal with. ~ c

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