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Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy [Kindle Edition]

Pam Vredevelt
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? What did I do wrong? Doesn't God care? With the warmth and compassion of a licensed counselor and a Christian woman who has suffered miscarriage herself, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith in this heartbreaking situation. Now in a fresh, contemporary cover, Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook through the agony of losing a child.


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About the Author

Pam Vredevelt is a Licensed Professional Counselor, popular inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of the Espresso for a Woman's Spirit series, Angel Behind the Rocking Chair, and Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy. Pam, John, and their three children make their home in Gresham, Oregon.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful help in a horribly difficult time April 15, 2003
Format:Paperback
A friend gave me this book after I suffered a miscarriage. Her daughter (a friend of mine) was given it after she had a tubal pregnancy.
When you go through a horrible experience of losing an unborn child there are so many questions and emotions and you don't know how to handle everything that is going on.
This book helps to answer some of those questions and to comfort a grieving parent. It provides answers for some of the hardest questions out there and tells you what to expect in the coming days and months.
It also helped me to understand other people's reactions to our loss.
I would recommend this book to anyone who lost an unborn child.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book... June 28, 2000
Format:Paperback
This book was a great help to my wife and myself after the stillbirth of our son. When we started our own ministry to help those suffering from the loss of a baby, we looked at dozens of potential books to use in the ministry, and we kept coming back to this book as the most complete, compassionate work on the subject. This book stands far above most others by helping grieving parents come to terms with their loss intellectually, emotionally, and spritually. I can't say enough about this book and the impact it has had on the lives of the people that we have given it to in our ministry.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book with a Christian approach August 10, 2002
Format:Paperback
After having two beautiful daughters, I never thought I would have any problems when I found out I was pregnant for the third time. After miscarrying in my 9th week, I looked for a book to help me understand "why this baby?" What I found at the library was "Empty Arms". I felt Pam's pain deeply. The book gave me practical ideas on why this had happened and how to move on. When I talk with others I now know have had miscarriages too, I always mention this book and how it presented Christian views on this tough subject.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great info...but... June 16, 2008
Format:Paperback
I have had two miscarriages and have not had a successful pregnancy to at this point.
I read this book after reading "I never held you" I found the information in "empty arms" to be helpful and encouraging however "I ever held you" applied to my life more.
I think that the writer may have phrased some sections differently if this book was written right after her still-birth. She takes on the "you can just try again" train of thought more than once. I think that this was why "I never held you" applied to me more because this author does not currently have children, and is still working through the "God's will" struggle with having children.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Someone Who's Been There January 13, 2002
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Format:Paperback
I received this book from a friend after my baby was stillborn at almost 5 mos into my pregnancy. This book has helped me go through the grieving process as well as looking forward to the next pregnancy. I could relate to everything that Pam has written. This book is a MUST READ for all women who are going through the sadness of a miscarriage or stillborn. (for those who are hesitant of "Christian Books" this book is beautifully written and is appropriate for all faiths)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Someone who has hurt August 22, 2005
Format:Paperback
This book was so helpful to me when I had my tubal pregnancy. Although it has been several years since then I still refer this book many times and have bought it for others a dozen or more times. Pam really covers everything that you feel and she also has a chapter about Dads. So many times people concentrate on the mother and don't even remember that there's a dad who is hurting too. I had so many feelings of anger and resentment toward others and she helped me work through them. I also was comforted by her explaining how others react to your loss and to forgive those who can say unkind things without intending to. I'm so thankful for Pam and for her words of comfort to me during a VERY DARK time in my life. I have since gone on to have 2 healthy boys even after the doctors had given me very little hope of ever having children. Miracles do happen !! I have been given two of them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful in grieving process June 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book was very helpful in grieving for my baby who died during delivery. It helped me to know that my feelings are normal and really helped me to understand everything I was going through. I have recommended this to several of my grieving friends. I love the Christian perspective.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Gift for Grieving Parents February 10, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We have had 3 miscarriages and God has allowed us to use our experience to encourage others. I can't tell you how many of these books we have given to others in a similar situation. It offers information for the mind, encouragement for the heart, and hope for the soul.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope and Healing
Where do you turn when you suffer such a deep and personal loss as that of a miscarriage? Pam Vredevelt's book, Empty Arms, offers both encouraging hope and strong support for any... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Lisa Jacobson
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful
Highly recommended if you have had a miscarriage or lost a child. I have gone thru both and this book was very helpful, more so for my miscarriage.
Published 3 months ago by Denverlizy
5.0 out of 5 stars it was such a great help in the time of loss
I have given one to many copies of this book for couples who have lost their baby. Some miscarriages others stillborns. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Betty Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars This book was not helpful. I was given this ...
This book was not helpful. I was given this book to read after my tubal pregnancy. It only made me angrier and didn't help.
Published 4 months ago by Brittany
4.0 out of 5 stars you can relate to it and it gives you some good tips of how to live...
It's an ok book. the writer is sharing her devastating story and if you (like me) went trough a loss of a pregnancy, you can relate to it and it gives you some good tips of how to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars A great help for the tragic loss of a baby
My doula gave me this book when we found out our baby had died at 21 weeks inside the womb. It helped my husband and I process many things, especially before his still birth... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alex Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Understanding why
I read this book a number of years ago after my miscarriage. I bought this copy for my daughter-in-law. She kept asking "why" after she lost a baby. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Vlyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
After losing my baby at 14 weeks I searched for support both physically and emotionally. This book is a Christian view on miscarriage and just life in general. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Loryn
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend!
Best book for someone who has gone through miscarriage or stillbirth. Started reading the day after I miscarried at 12 weeks pregnant. Read more
Published 15 months ago by laurenw
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Wonderful book for anyone grieving the loss of a baby. This book was such a blessing to me when I went through several micarriages. I highly recommend it.
Published 17 months ago by grammy
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