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In contrast to the comprehensive psychological, medical, and social services approach presented to parents by Ingrid Kahn and Perry-Lynn Maffit's A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss ( LJ 1/93), this handbook by two bereaved mothers focuses on helping mothers to acknowledge and grieve the death of their unborn child. The authors share their intimate feelings and those of the 100 diverse women whom they interviewed about maternal love, loneliness, confusion, responses of their partners and doctors, and obstacles to grieving. Painfully moving anecdotes in the respondents' own words, combined with informed commentary, make this text a detailed and insightful guide to understanding just what a bereaved mother feels. Recommended.
- Kathryn Hammell Carpenter, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The authors provide a wealth of supportive empowering information based on extensive research and their own personal experiences with miscarriage. Over 17 million women in America have had miscarriages; this important work will help them to deal with the grief, guilt and denial associated with the loss of their babies. Features the voices of 100 women who have experienced miscarriage and offers excellent insight into the social and psychological ramifications of this tragic end to pregnancy.See all Editorial Reviews
This book was just what I needed. I miscarried @ 14 weeks and I couldn't explain my feelings to myself or anyone else. There is no support group in my area that I am aware of. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shernelle
This isn't a collection of stories, which for me was good. This is the results of a survey exploring common (and some uncommon) feelings and experiences that women have after a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mc
This book wasn't all that helpful to me and actually made me feel worse.
The book is all examples of the women's journeys and their feelings. Read more
Every woman who has been there feels alone when she's going thru it. This book proves how often it happens, and that your heart will heal.Published 5 months ago by Adana Adams
Made me realize I was not alone, or to blame, after my early term miscarriage. I spent hours saying, "yes, that's exactly it!" Excellent resource for grieving parents.Published 7 months ago by Terri F.
Very helpful book. It's good to hear about other women's experiences as most don't talk about it.Published 13 months ago by Julia K
This book is about the emotional grief that follows miscarriage. It is written by two doctors that have themselves suffered a miscarriage and it shares the stories of women from... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Morgan
This book placed me in a circle of 100 women who have walked in my shoes, personally understand the pain in my heart, and personally gave me the ability to heal while feeling close... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eleanor
At first I didn't think she would read it but she did on her own and then passed I along to her friend that lost her baby and had no support. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patrice Farmer