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Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0897890540 ISBN-10: 089789054X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (August 30, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089789054X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897890540
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?Because of its wide scope (infertility, miscarriage, sudden infant death, abortion, release to adoption; emotional disappointments including handicapped babies, cesareans, premature or traumatic birth; and help for grieving children), this book will help parents and care-givers understand the great burden of all loss experience.?-American Baby's Childbirth Educator

About the Author

CLAUDIA PANUTHOS is founder and director of Offspring, a childbirth counselling center. She is the author of many books, including Transformation Through Birth.

CATHERINE ROMEO, former co-director of Offspring, is a director of Birthchoice, a frequent lecturer, a La Leche League leader, certified childbirth educator, labor attendant, and therapist.


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This book was given to me by a friend who also had lost a child.
L Johnson
You may find this book difficult (emotionally) to read but it has wonderful information and guidance that is outstanding.
L&Lmom
I had a difficult time getting through this book, because it's so emotionally charged, but I'm glad I read it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tracey L. Miller on February 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
A hospital social worker lent me this book after I suffered my second miscarriage in one year, and it helped me enormously to deal with the terrible emotional impact of both losses.
I looked at a few other books on miscarriage, but none of them displayed the empathy and understanding of this book, which takes you through the stages of grief (based on Elisabeth Kuhbler-Ross's theory) and provides heartfelt, and often heartrending stories of parents who have suffered through such losses.
I'm now pregnant with healthy twin girls, and am buying this book for a friend who just suffered a loss. It's worth every penny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book was one of the ones that I read after a pregnancy loss that were a real help to me. I felt my grief was validated, and that was a significant step in my healing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L&Lmom on December 26, 2002
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You may find this book difficult (emotionally) to read but it has wonderful information and guidance that is outstanding.
It lets the reader know they are NOT losing their mind or going crazy. It helps you deal with friends/family that wish you would just get over "it" and move on, when you know deep down you can not at the moment and it may take time and that is OKAY.
It helps one to NOT feel so lost after a pregnancy loss or any type of loss. It covers so many topics--such as handling intimacy issues. My grief counselor sent me her copy since mine was going to take a while to get to me and I am happy she did. I know I will keep this book in my home library (my copy) and read it again when times get tough. I have already read it twice. I strongly recommend it to women facing these issues. It was the best money I have spent on the subject!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jen Mountney on October 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book covers each kind of childbearing loss: infertility, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome, abortion, adoption as well as emotional disappointments: disabled babies, cesarean sections, premature and traumatic births. It also includes: loss statistics, grieving, physical and emotional impact of loss, nutrition, mental attitudes, mourning, and resolution.
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