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A Silent Sorrow
By Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt

Kohn and Moffit sympathetically address the full range of tragedies, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, losses following a medical crisis, stillbirth, newborn death, and having to end a pregnancy because the baby's or mother's life or health is compromised. Using the term pregnancy loss to ``embrace all losses that occur whenever a wanted pregnancy has ended,'' they begin by explaining the special nature of grief that follows losing a baby. The authors consider the ways the experience of loss differs for mothers and fathers, the ways the relationship may be changed, and the medical, practical, and emotional issues for each type of pregnancy loss. (Description from Kirkus Reviews via Amazon.com)
Pregnancy After a Loss
By Carol Cirulli Lanham

For a woman who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant, conceiving another child can be fraught with mixed emotions. This guide, filled with up-to-date medical information and written by a woman who herself experienced a successful pregnancy after the loss of her first baby, can help women cope with their anxiety. It offers guidance for women asking such questions as: * Why did it happen--and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? * Will my next pregnancy be considered high-risk? * How long should I wait before getting pregnant again? * What can I expect at prenatal exams? * Will I ever be able to love another baby as much as I love the one I lost?

Pregnancy after a loss can be a time of great emotional upheaval--but also, a time of healing and hope. With this sensible, sensitive guide, women can put their minds at ease--and learn to look forward to the future as they make peace with the past. (Description from Amazon.com)
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Below are some books that you may find helpful. Most are available through the Appleton Public Library or Amazon.com.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
By Deborah L. Davis

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. 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. The book includes 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. (Description from Amazon.com)