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Empty Arms : Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered Miscarriage or Stillbirth by Pamela W. Vredevelt, Questar Pub., 1995. ISBN: 0880708107

In Heavenly Arms: Grieving the Loss Healing the Wounds of Miscarriage by Shari L. Bridgman. ISBN 0965769836

Miscarriage : A Man’s Book by Rick Wheat. ISBN 1561230820

Miscarriage : Women Sharing from the Heart by Marie Allen, Shelly Marks. ISBN 0471548340

Our Stories of Miscarriage: Healing With Words by Rachel Fadet, Fairview Press, 1997. ISBN 1577490339

Silent Grief : Miscarriage-Finding Your Way Through the Darkness by Clara Hinton. ISBN 089221371X

A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss – Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Ingrid Kohn, et al, 2000. Routledge; ISBN: 0415924812

Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America by Linda Layne. 2003, Routledge; ISBN: 0415911486

Prenatal Decision Making

A Time to Decide a Time to Heal : For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love by Molly A. Minnick, et al ; Paperback. ISBN: 1878526391

Precious Lives Painful Choices : A Prenatal Decision-Making Guide by Sherokee Ilse. Wintergreen Pr; 1993 ISBN: 0960945695

Stillbirth/Infant Death

Dear Cheyenne, A Journey into Grief, A Collection of Angels &Love, A Celebration of Motherhood by Joanne Cacciatore, Mothers in Sympathy & Support,
1999. ISBN: 0966301501

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis, Fulcrum Pub., 1999. ISBN: 1555913024

Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses by Claudia Panuthos and Catherine Romeo, Bergin & Garvey, 1984. ISBN: 089789054X

Free to Grieve – Always Precious in Our Memory: Reflections After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Neonatal Death by Maureen Rank, Bethany House, 1985, ISBN: 0871238063

Help, Comfort and Hope After Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year by Hanna Lothrop 1997. Fisher Books; ISBN: 1555611206

How to Go on Living After the Death of a Baby by Larry G. Peppers, Ronald J. Knapp, Peachtree Pub. 1985. ISBN: 093194869X

Love, Labour and Loss: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death by Jo Benson, Scarlet Press, 1996. ISBN: 1857270630

Loss During Pregnancy or in the Newborn Period: Principles of Care With Clinical Cases and Analyses by James R. Woods and Jennifer Woods, 1997. ISBN: 0965531007

Still to Be Born by Pat Schwiebert and Paul Kirk. ISBN 096151972X

Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope : A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss by Nina Beth Cardin ; Hardcover 1999. Jewish Lights Pub; ISBN: 1580230172

When a Baby Dies : The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Neonatal Death by Nancy Kohner, Alix Henley ; Paperback 2001. Routledge; ISBN: 0415252768

When a Baby Dies: A Handbook for Healing and Helping by Rana K. Limbo, et al ; Paperback 1998. ISBN: 0960709843


I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye : Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair ; Paperback 2000. Champion Pr Ltd; ISBN: 1891400274

The Chance to Say Goodbye by Deborah R. Gemmill ; Paperback 1991. Beachcomber Press; ISBN: 0963034103

The SIDS Survival Guide : Information and Comfort for Grieving Family and Friends and Professionals Who Seek to Help Them by Joani Nelson Horchler, Robin Rice Morris ; Paperback. SIDS Educational Services; ISBN: 0964121883

Bereaved Parents

A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief by Joan Hagan Arnold, Penelope Buschman Gemma, The Charles Press, 1994. ISBN: 0914783726

After the Death of a Child: Living With Loss Through the Years by Anne K. Finkbeiner, Free Press, 1996. ISBN: 0684829657

After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent’s Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child by Elizabeth Mehren, Fireside Press, 1997. ISBN: 0684811707

Anna: A Daughter’s Life by William Loizeaux, Arcade Pub., 1993. ISBN: 1559701978

Closer to the Light : Learning from Near Death Experiences of Children by Melvin Morse, Raymond A. Moody ; Paperback by Beth Powning ; Hardcover. Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804108323

Forever Our Angels by Hannah Stone; Parents share their stories of loss, grief, and recovery in a way that lets bereaved families know that they are not alone and that there is hope after loss. Paperback 2006. ISBN: 1-4116-7073-6

Give Them Wings and Let Them Fly: Surviving the Loss of a Child by Kimberli Brady; Poetry, prayer and positive affirmations to encourage and offer hope to those who have lost a child. Hardcover. Loyal Pub; July 2000; ISBN: 1929125135

How to Survive the Loss of a Child: Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life by Catherine M. Sanders, Prima Pub., 1998. ISBN: 0761512896

Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss by Beth Powning ; Hardcover 2000. Carroll & Graf; ISBN: 0786707208

Stars In The Deepest Night by Genesse Bourdeau Gentry ; Paperback 1999. Writers Club Press; ISBN: 1893652432

The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff, Viking Press, 1978. ISBN: 0140050434

The Bereaved Parents’ Survival Guide by Juliet Cassuto Rothman, Continuum Pub Group, 1997. ISBN: 0826410138

When the Bough Breaks : Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter by Judith R. Bernstein ; Paperback 1998. Andrews McMeel Publishing; ISBN: 0836252829

When Your Friend’s Child Dies: A Guide to Being a Thoughtful and Caring Friend by Julane Grant ; Paperback 1998. Angel Hugs Publishing; ISBN: 0966665503

Children and Grief

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by Dougy Center Staff (Editor), The Dougy Center for Grieving Child ; Paperback 1999. ISBN: 189053403X

Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley, Mulberry Books, 1992. ISBN: 0688115187

Heaven’s Not a Crying Place: Teaching Your Child About Funerals, Death, and the Life Beyond by Joey O’Connor, Fleming H. Revell Co., 1997. ISBN: 0800756436

Helping Children Cope With the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups by William C. Kroen, Free Spirit Pub, 1996. ISBN: 1575420007

Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiler M.A. M.P.S, James P. Emswiler ; Paperback 2000. ISBN: 0553380257

Lifetimes, The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie, Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub, 1987. ISBN: 0553344021

Stacy Had a Little Sister by Wendie C. Old, Concept Books, 1994. ISBN: 0807575984

Talking With Children About Loss : Words, Strategies, and Wisdom to Help Children by Maria Trozzi, Kathy Massimini ; Paperback 1999. Perigee; ISBN: 0399525432

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo F. Buscaglia, Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1983. ISBN: 0805010645

We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by at Schwiebert, Grief Watch, 2003. ISBN: 0972424113

Grandparents and Grief

Grandparents Cry Twice : Help for Bereaved Grandparents by Mary Lou Reed ; Hardcover 2000. Baywood Pub Co; ISBN: 089503204X

Grandma’s Tears: Comfort for Grieving Grandparents by June Cerza Kolf, Baker Book House, 1995. ISBN: 0801052645

When a Grandchild Dies: What to Do, What to Say, How to Cope by Nadine Galinsky ; Paperback 1999. Gal In Sky Publishing Company; ISBN: 0967441609

Pregnancy After a Loss

Beginning Again : Sids Families Share Their Hopes, Dreams, Fears, & Joy by Deborah R. Gemmill ; Paperback 1995. Beachcomber Pr; ISBN: 0963034111

Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Carol Cirulli Lanhan, Berkeley Pub Group, 1999. ISBN: 0425170470

Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas, Taylor Pub, 2000. ISBN: 0878331824

General Bereavement

Last Wishes : A Funeral Planning Manual and Survivors Guide by Malcolm James, Victoria Lynn ; Spiral-bound 2000. Mavami Inc.; ISBN: 0970485301

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner, Avon, 1994. ISBN: 0380603926

When Men Grieve : Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help by Elizabeth Levang ; Paperback 1998. Fairview Pr; ISBN: 1577490789