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Empty Cradle: Surviving the Death of Your Baby Paperback – February 1, 1996
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"...there is comfort in these pages." -Mothering magazine
"This gentle book fills a void often overlooked how it feels to lose a baby during or shortly after pregnancy." -Booklist
"Davis speaks directly to the emotional and physical needs of bereaved parents." -Judith Lasker, author of When Pregnancy Fails
"This book is a comprehensive resource for bereaved parents and the practitioners who help them." -THANATOS, A Realistic Journal Concerning Dying, Death and Bereavement
"As the mother of a stillborn son, I find this book to be the best I've found to date (and I've read at least 20!)." -J. Walter, Pennsylvania
"The best book on this subject. I did a huge amount of reading after I lost my baby, and I can tell you that this book is head and shoulders above anything else I've read on this subject. -A. Douglas, Canada
From the Back Cover
The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added to this edition is new information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on "protective parenting" to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends and parents facing infant loss will find support and reassurance in this gentle guide.
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Top Customer Reviews
I think the biggest positive reviewI can give for this book is that I'm currently reading it for the second time - I may even read it a third time. I'm finding that as I'm in different places in my grief, I get different things out of the chapters each time I read them. While I pray that others don't find a need for such a book, I can't recommend it strongly enough if you do. Know that you're not alone and that, as awful as it is, you do make it through, day by day.