Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

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Paperback, Fulcrum Publishing, 1996, ISBN # 1555913024

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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. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including 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 other support persons can gain special insight. Most importantly, parents facing the death of a baby will find necessary support in this gentle guide. If reading this book moves you to cry, try to accept this reaction. Your tears merge with those of other grieving parents.
A purpose of this book is to let bereaved parents know that they are not alone in their grief. With factual information and the words and insights of other bereaved parents, you can establish realistic expectations for your grief. "Empty Cradle, Broken Heart" is meant to help you through these difficult experiences by giving you things to think about, providing suggestions for coping and encouraging you to do what "you" need to survive your baby's death. Whether your baby dies recently or long ago, this information can be useful to you.

About this item

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. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including 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 other support persons can gain special insight. Most importantly, parents facing the death of a baby will find necessary support in this gentle guide. If reading this book moves you to cry, try to accept this reaction. Your tears merge with those of other grieving parents.
A purpose of this book is to let bereaved parents know that they are not alone in their grief. With factual information and the words and insights of other bereaved parents, you can establish realistic expectations for your grief. "Empty Cradle, Broken Heart" is meant to help you through these difficult experiences by giving you things to think about, providing suggestions for coping and encouraging you to do what "you" need to survive your baby's death. Whether your baby dies recently or long ago, this information can be useful to you.

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Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Publish Date: Dec 1999
ISBN-13: 9781555913021
ISBN-10: 1555913024
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 268
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75
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