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Recommended Reading

Couple Communication After A Baby Dies by Sherokee Ilse and David Nelson

Bereaved Parents often don’t communicate their feelings and needs well, leading to confusion, assumptions, mistrust, and often tension. However, through thoughtful communication, improved understanding, and openness, relationships can be significantly improved. This new small book offers a unique approach to a difficult but important subject. Ilse and Nelson teamed up to offer not only their individual perspectives as a woman and man following the deaths of their children, but also to share how they and their spouses met the challenges couples face. Good background information is offered on topics such as brain differences, personality and childhood influences, myths, and more. Other couples weigh in and thought provoking questions are added to the back for personal use or for book discussion, support groups, or during counseling sessions.

Available from Wintergreen Press.  $12.95

Empty Arms by Sherokee Ilse

Empty Arms is a unique and encouraging book that reaches out to all who have been touched by infant death or miscarriage. It is the first written material newly bereaved parents should turn to when they learn their baby has died. With compassion and sensitivity, the author, who has been there herself, offers practical suggestions and support for the decision-making at the time of the loss and in the days and months that follow. Contains an excellent bibliography and resource section.

Available in English and Spanish from Wintergreen Press.  $12.95

 

I Will Hold You In My Heart Forever - A Baby Book For Little Angels by Michelle Murray

CHAPTERS INCLUDE:  In The Beginning, Pregnancy Moments, Family Tree, Showers, The World Around You, Hello Little One, Your Illness, Hospital Stay, Taking Care of You, Every Day A Miracle, The Day You Died, Funeral Details, Final Resting Place, Hopes and Dreams, Holding You In My Heart, Websites and Support Groups.  Comes in a special loose leaf binder allowing you the ability to remove pages that are not applicable to your baby’s story.  Can also be expand to add photo sleeves and keepsakes.

Available from Forever Heart Publishing.  $39.95

 

Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back by Kelly Farley

A collection of candid stories from grieving dads that were interviewed over a two year period. The book offers insight from fellow members of, in the haunting words of one dad, “this terrible, terrible club,” which consists of men who have experienced the death of a child. This book is a collection of survival stories by men who have survived the worst possible loss and lived to tell the tale. They are real stories that pull no punches and are told with brutal honesty. Men that have shared their deepest and darkest moments. Moments that included thoughts of suicide, self-medication and homelessness. Some of these men have found their way back from the brink while others are still standing there, stuck in their pain. The core message of Grieving Dads is “you’re not alone.”

Available from Amazon – $15.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Were Still Born

Pregnancy After A Loss by Jane Warland

Power of Positive Thinking

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Stillborn: The Invisible Death

Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth & Healing

Comforting Those Who Grieve

I’ll Hold You in Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Heaven is For Real

Tear Soup

All That is Seen And Unseen: A journey through first trimester miscarriage

Asleep in Heaven’s Nursery

The Anguish of Loss

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

Born to Fly: An Infants Journey to God

Dear Cheyenne: A Journey Into Grief

For the Love of Angela

From Crisis to Purpose

From Sorrow to Serenity

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Helping You Cope and Recover From the Loss of a Baby

Holding on to Hope: A Pathway Through Suffering to the Heart of God

Hope is Like the Sun

I Will Carry You – The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

Memories Too Few – A Letter to Parents

Mending Invisible Wings – Healing From the Loss of Your Baby

Misscarriage: A Shattered Dream

The SIDS Survival Guide

A Silent Sorrow

Silent Grief

To Full Term – A Mother’s Triumph Over Miscarriage

Too Soon A Memory

When Hello Means Goodbye

Living Without Your Twin

My Twin Vanished – Did Yours?

Twin Loss

For Better or Worse – A Handbook for Couples Whose Child Has Died

Healing a Father’s Grief

Grieving Dads – To the Brink and Back

Men Don’t Cry – Women Do

A Man You Know is Grieving – 12 Ideas For Helping Him Heal From Loss

A Bereaved Father

When A Man Faces Grief

Another Baby – Maybe

Journeys – Stories of Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy After A Loss – A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death

Still To Be Born

Trying Again – A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

When Pregnancy Follows A Loss

A Gift of Time – Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Babys Life is Expected to be Brief

Precious Lives, Painful Choices

A Prenatal Decision Making Guide

Waiting With Gabriel – A Story of Cherishing A Babys Brief LIfe

Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: A Guide For Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Chaplains and other Bedside Care Givers

When A Baby Dies

Angel Chase and His Mommy’s Sign

Molly’s Rose Bush

My Baby Big Sister: A Book For Children Born Subsequent to a Pregnancy Loss

No New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth

Something Happened – We Were Going to Have A Baby But We Had An Angel Instead

Talking About Death – A Dialogue Between Parent and Child

Where is Chloe?

Remembering Our Baby

Where Are You – A Child’s Book About Loss

An Angel in the Sky

I Know Someone Who Died

Common Threads of Teenage Grief – a Handbook for Healing

Helping Children Cope With the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups

Always My Twin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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