Pregnancy After Loss

Addressing such issues as facing fear, coping with scans and pregnancy milestones, building relationships with your medical team and processing your ongoing grief whilst pregnant, this is the comforting companion every pregnant woman needs ...

Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy after baby loss can be a scary and isolating experience, a path I know all too well. Zoe has managed to yet again create the ultimate guide and blueprint for anyone navigating this, to not only help them survive the next 9-months, but also to flourish and enjoy this magical time. The pages are packed with crucial advice, tips to overcome anxiety, stories from people who have encountered baby loss and journeyed subsequent pregnancies, wisdom from experts in healthcare, guidance to help process layers of grief, coupled with a day-by-day support journal to walk you through your entire pregnancy. Oh, how I wish I had had 'Pregnancy After Loss' myself. -- Jools Oliver Pregnancy should be a time of joyous anticipation, but those forty weeks can feel very different if you are one of the many women who has previously lost a baby. In Pregnancy After Loss, Zoe Clark-Coates has created a compassionate and essential guide to lead you, day by day, through your pregnancy. Addressing such issues as facing fear, coping with scans and pregnancy milestones, building relationships with your medical team and processing your ongoing grief whilst pregnant, this is the comforting companion every pregnant woman needs by her side. As someone who has experienced pregnancy following baby loss, Zoe fully understands all of the concerns you may be experiencing - she has been there, and now she's here for you.

Joy at the End of the Rainbow

An estimated 1 in 4 women experience pregnancy loss, such as miscarriage or stillbirth. So if you've been pregnant before, but didn't get to come home with a baby, this is the guide for you.

Joy at the End of the Rainbow

An estimated 1 in 4 women experience pregnancy loss, such as miscarriage or stillbirth. So if you've been pregnant before, but didn't get to come home with a baby, this is the guide for you. This evidence-based month-by-month survival guide is written by a mother who has had both stillborn twins and two successful 'rainbow' pregnancies.

Trying Again

Written especially for parents who have lost a child, Trying Again provides facts to help determine whether you, or your partner, are emotionally ready for another pregnancy.

Trying Again

Written especially for parents who have lost a child, Trying Again provides facts to help determine whether you, or your partner, are emotionally ready for another pregnancy.

Different Baby Different Story

For expectant mothers, their partners, their families and their friends, this work supports the range of experiences and encourages readers on a path to healing.

Different Baby  Different Story

Pregnancy after prenatal or infant loss can be a lonely and frightening time, but through stories of both pain and healing, the authors show how to navigate the exciting but choppy waters of a subsequent pregnancy. The loss of a pregnancy or newborn infant changes the meaning of pregnancy, birth, and parenting forever. Increased parental fear and anxiety, and continuing grief for the deceased baby, can impact subsequent pregnancies in unexpected ways. Parents who are unsupported in pregnancy after loss are may be more at risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and difficulty in attaching to a new baby. Different Baby Different Story explores the range of emotions, thoughts, and physical experiences of parents who have gone on to subsequent pregnancies. Including stories from mothers, fathers, other children, and extended family members, this poignant and moving work will help readers through their own feelings and give voice to those who may have felt unheard or unsupported in the past. With practical advice on self-advocacy, the book helps expectant parents gain insights as to how others learned to work with health care professionals, mental health professionals, and their own families and friends and coworkers. For expectant mothers, their partners, their families and their friends, this work supports the range of experiences and encourages readers on a path to healing.

Pregnancy After a Loss

Pregnancy after a loss can be a time of great emotional upheaval -- but also, a time of healing and hope. With this sensible guide, you can ease your anxieties -- and learn to look forward to the future as you make peace with the past.

Pregnancy After a Loss

A guide to getting pregnant after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death explores the practical and emotional issues surrounding this issue

Rebirth

Rebirth provides a road map for that journey.

Rebirth

From an expert counselor, a compassionate, comprehensive guide to healing, conception, and pregnancy after loss of a baby. The challenges of having another pregnancy after loss can be extensive from a physical/medical standpoint alone, but no more so than the emotional and psychological hurdles. Therapist and social worker Joey Miller has counseled women and their families on exactly these matters for nearly twenty years. She brings deep compassion, knowledge, and wisdom of both the emotional and physical roller coasters to help women and their partners tackle all the tough issues: How to talk to your doctor How to handle the emotional fallout, including dealing with your children, family members, and friends Physical assessments and considerations How to get the emotional support you need Support for partners/spouses and more Other than personal accounts of pregnancy after loss, no other book addresses what to expect when expecting goes horribly wrong . . . and then beyond. Rebirth provides a road map for that journey. With concrete help navigating the immediate aftermath of tragedy and the difficulties re-acclimating to a very fertile world to the very mixed emotions of grieving while trying to conceive, Rebirth addresses the inconceivable with deep empathy and practical wisdom.

Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy After Loss


Courageously Expecting

In Courageously Expecting, Jenny Albers meets women in this difficult season as someone who has also experienced the worst and cautiously hoped for the best.

Courageously Expecting

Using Scripture and personal narrative, Courageously Expecting empathizes with and empowers women to face a pregnancy after loss with faith and courage, despite inevitable feelings of grief and fear that accompany life after losing a baby. Pregnancy is widely regarded as the most joyful time in a woman's life, but for the mother who has experienced pregnancy loss, a subsequent pregnancy can feel like she's holding her breath and hoping for what she can't control. In Courageously Expecting, Jenny Albers meets women in this difficult season as someone who has also experienced the worst and cautiously hoped for the best. Through the telling of her own story, Scripture, and heartfelt prayer, she encourages readers to cling to faith in the face of fear and guides them to cultivate hope when doubt weighs heavy; realize that the past does not dictate the present or the future and that God creates a way in the wilderness of grief and loss; flip the script on the what-if, worst-case-scenario narrative in their minds and learn to take their thoughts captive; and find the courage to humble themselves and ask for and accept help from others. Regardless of where readers are on their pregnancy after loss journey, Courageously Expecting is a companion to help them through the days when fear overshadows hope.

Pregnancy Loss Surviving Miscarriage and Stillbirth

In this book, she shines a light on every aspect of this topic: • the experience of pregnancy loss and the desire for answers • ?What experts know about causes and risk factors, and new ?areas of research • ?Strategies for facing a ...

Pregnancy Loss  Surviving Miscarriage and Stillbirth

A book on pregnancy loss, dispelling the myths about miscarriage and stillbirth. 'Invaluable for those dealing with pregnancy loss - medically and emotionally' Dr Devora Lieberman, MD, MPH, FRANZCOG, gynaecologist and fertility specialist When a pregnancy fails, grieving parents often wonder why no one mentioned it could happen. Yet one in every four women will experience miscarriage or stillbirth. Mother of two and health writer Zoe taylor has survived repeated pregnancy losses. In this book, she shines a light on every aspect of this topic: • the experience of pregnancy loss and the desire for answers • What experts know about causes and risk factors, and new areas of research • Strategies for facing a world that poorly understands pregnancy loss • trying again • Pregnancy after a loss • Deciding to stop trying • tips on how to support people going through pregnancy loss PREGNANCY LOSS: SURVIVING MISCARRIAGE AND StILLBIRtH is a book of courage, hope and survival. It will help all people touched by loss, including parents, partners, friends, family, researchers, doctors and carers.

Life After Baby Loss

This is the book I wish I’d been given – it will help you to not only survive the loss of your baby but to celebrate the life they had, no matter how brief. This is my hard won gift to you.

Life After Baby Loss

**Winner of Author of The Year at The Butterfly (Baby Loss) Awards** For all parents and family managing the emotional battlefield of baby loss. When my baby died my whole world changed forever. I was left full of love, yet deeply heartbroken and faced with the task of living without my most precious longed for treasure. Following a fraught journey of trying to conceive again, two subsequent miscarriages, and an anxiety fuelled pregnancy after loss, I was finally able to welcome my baby girl into the world. This is the book I wish I’d been given – it will help you to not only survive the loss of your baby but to celebrate the life they had, no matter how brief. This is my hard won gift to you. Losing a child is one of the most devastating events you can go through and yet, losing your baby – particularly before they are born – remains a taboo and often misunderstood topic. In this very gentle guide, Nicola Gaskin opens up the conversation around baby loss offering raw, honest and deeply empathetic support to all parents. From coping with the initial shock, finding ways to overcome jealousy and anger, surviving birthdays and Mother’s Day, through to living with everlasting grief and the fresh round of grief and anxiety that comes with parenting after loss, it will help you to navigate through a huge range of intense and complex emotions. Beautifully written and powerfully illustrated, this book will hold your hand through your darkest and lightest moments: read it to know you are not alone and that all your feelings are absolutely valid.

Expecting with Hope

With this book, Teske Drake challenges women to claim joy in the midst of grief when newly expecting, and shows them just how to accomplish that.Centered on biblical promises like the one above, and focused specifically around promises of ...

Expecting with Hope

A compassionate, thoughtful reminder of God's promises for joy and peace after loss

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." -Isaiah 26:3

When 31 percent of pregnancies end in loss, it is no surprise that miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss brings great grief, nor is there a shortage of books addressing how to move through and past that sorrow. What is seldom considered, however, is that 85 percent of those women go on to become pregnant again-yet the complexity of emotions triggered by a pregnancy following loss is rarely addressed. With this book, Teske Drake challenges women to claim joy in the midst of grief when newly expecting, and shows them just how to accomplish that.

Centered on biblical promises like the one above, and focused specifically around promises of "peace," this book is a practical guide written by a mother who’s been there. Drake acknowledges the torrent of anxiety that replaces the natural joy pregnancy can bring. She avoids painful clichés and works instead to unearth deeper truths. Her tone is gentle, caring, and compassionate, drawing women back to a place of peace and joy, both with God and with their current pregnancy.

This ten-chapter book includes accompanying devotions, "Pregnancy Prayers," personal anecdotes from other mothers who've experienced similar loss, and "Pen the Promise" journaling prompts to encourage personal application of the promises Drake reveals. She constantly drives the reader back to Scripture, sharing not only promises given, but promises fulfilled. Women are offered practical information, as well as encouragement and inspiration. With Expecting with Hope, Drake provides a deeply needed space for expectant mothers to rediscover the joy and peace of pregnancy.


Unexpecting

When nothing about life after loss makes sense . . . this book will. "The guide that all parents experiencing pregnancy loss need when leaving the hospital grief-stricken, without a baby in their arms.

Unexpecting

What to Expect When You're No Longer Expecting When your baby dies, you find yourself in a life you never expected. And even though pregnancy and infant loss are common, they're not common to you. Instead, you feel like a stranger in your own body, surrounded by well-meaning people who often don't know how to support you. What you need during this time is not a book offering easy answers. You need a safe place to help you navigate what comes next, such as: · Coping with a postpartum body without a baby in your arms. · Facing social isolation and grief invalidation. · Wrestling with faith when you feel let down by God. · Dealing with the overwhelming process of making everyday decisions. · Learning to move forward after loss. · Creating a legacy for your child. In Unexpecting, bereaved mom Rachel Lewis is the friend you never knew you'd need, walking you through the unique grief of baby loss. When nothing about life after loss makes sense . . . this book will. "The guide that all parents experiencing pregnancy loss need when leaving the hospital grief-stricken, without a baby in their arms."--LINDSEY M. HENKE, founder of Pregnancy After Loss Support

Expecting Sunshine

“An amazingly moving and emotional story that any woman―or any parent―can easily relate to.” ―Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Canadian Family magazine Expecting Sunshine is a multi-award-winning memoir and a Kirkus Review BEST INDIE ...

Expecting Sunshine

“An amazingly moving and emotional story that any woman―or any parent―can easily relate to.” ―Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Canadian Family magazine Expecting Sunshine is a multi-award-winning memoir and a Kirkus Review BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017 Anyone who has experienced—or knows someone who has experienced—miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy and baby loss should read Expecting Sunshine, including those considering or already pregnant again. After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child. In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love. Letter from a reader: I just finished your beautiful book Expecting Sunshine and felt compelled to reach out and say thank you. A few days after I found out I miscarried, a few days before my D&C, I went to Barnes & Noble in hopes of finding a guidebook or self-help book of how to heal and cope with miscarriage or loss of a child. I searched every feasible location: self-help, psychology, family planning, childcare. With tears in my eyes I was too embarrassed to ask anyone at the counter for help. There I was already utterly heartbroken and feeling more alone than ever. Not a single book for me to turn to. I pulled out my phone, googled “books about miscarriage” and found your book and ordered it on the spot. It must not have been easy for you and your family to share your story, but I hope you know what an impact you’ve had on me and likely so many other women. You’ve given me so much hope for my year ahead. —Katie Rhodes, Oakland, California Second Edition includes: Bonus chapter written from the author’s husband’s perspective. Plus, resource section, group discussion questions, and Q&A with author Alexis Marie Chute www.ExpectingSunshine.com

Expecting Sunshine

“An amazingly moving and emotional story that any woman―or any parent―can easily relate to.” ―Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Canadian Family magazine Expecting Sunshine is a multi-award-winning memoir and a Kirkus Review BEST INDIE ...

Expecting Sunshine

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child. In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.

Journeys

Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy after Loss is the often poignant, sometimes heroic and finally triumphant stories of young families losing a child (and sometimes more than one) in pregnancy or shortly after birth, and how they turned their ...

Journeys

Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy after Loss is the often poignant, sometimes heroic and finally triumphant stories of young families losing a child (and sometimes more than one) in pregnancy or shortly after birth, and how they turned their tragedies into joy with the birth of subsequent children.

After Miscarriage

As she writes in the preface: ''This book is what I wish had been available when I first started on this journey - a simple, unbiased collection of the known facts about miscarriage causes and treatments, followed by a discussion of coping ...

After Miscarriage

If you've recently lost a pregnancy, or have experienced more than one such loss, you may be wondering - What happened, and how can I find out why? What is my chance of ever carrying a baby to term? What can I do to lessen my risk of another miscarriage? How can I cope with this heartache? In After Miscarriage, Krissi Danielsson answers these questions and many more with accuracy, clarity, and sensitivity. As she writes in the preface: ''This book is what I wish had been available when I first started on this journey - a simple, unbiased collection of the known facts about miscarriage causes and treatments, followed by a discussion of coping strategies you can use as you proceed with your life.''

Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting After Perinatal Loss

This book explores the lived experience of pregnancy and parenting after a perinatal loss.

Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting After Perinatal Loss

Despite research which highlights parents’ increased anxiety and risk of attachment issues with the pregnancy that follows a perinatal loss, there is often little understanding that bereaved families may need different care in their subsequent pregnancies. This book explores the lived experience of pregnancy and parenting after a perinatal loss. Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting After Perinatal Loss develops a helpful framework, which integrates continuing bonds and attachment theories, to support prenatal parenting at each stage of pregnancy. Giving insight into how a parent’s world view of a pregnancy may have changed following a loss, readers are provided with tools to assist parents on their journey. The book discusses each stage of a pregnancy, as well as labor and the postpartum period, before examining subjects such as multi-fetal pregnancies, reluctant terminations, use of support groups, and the experiences of fathers and other children in the family. The chapters include up-to-date research findings, vignettes from parents reflecting on their own experiences and recommendations for practice. Written for researchers, students and professionals from a range of health, social welfare and early years education backgrounds, this text outlines what we know about supporting bereaved families encountering the challenges of a subsequent pregnancy.

Life After Baby Loss

As a practising midwife and a mother who has lost four babies at various stages of pregnancy, including a stillbirth, Nicola Miller-Clendon is well qualified to write this book.

Life After Baby Loss

As a practising midwife and a mother who has lost four babies at various stages of pregnancy, including a stillbirth, Nicola Miller-Clendon is well qualified to write this book. Pregnancy loss is more common than we think. For the 57,000 babies born live each year in New Zealand another 15,000 babies are not, often leaving women and their partners bereft and faced with uncertainty. Yet there has always been a code of silence around pregnancy loss. This is the first generation of women who are beginning to talk about their losses and seek answers. This book has been written to provide the support that is often hard to find and to answer the many questions, emotional and medical, that these women have. Beginning with recovery and grieving, there are also chapters on children and loss and guidelines for family and friends. Believing that the loss of a baby at whatever stage of pregnancy should be acknowledged, Nicola offers many suggestions of different ways a family could choose to remember their baby. In a chapter entitled Men Lose Babies, Too, Nicola addresses the often very different ways men and women may handle their loss. A subsequent pregnancy after the loss of a baby can be an anxious time with many questions unique to this experience. Nicola takes the reader through each trimester, addressing these anxieties with both emotional support and medical information. An extensive resource section lists agencies and specialists for those who need further assistance and guidance. Nicola Miller-Clendon holds a Bachelor in Health Science, is currently studying towards her Masters and is a practising midwife and childbirth educator. She is the mother of five living children as well as four babies lost at various stages of pregnancy, including a stillborn son. Her two previously published books are The User's Guide to the New Zealand Baby and The User's Guide to the New Zealand Pregnancy.

The Light After Loss

This book reveals the path that Sandy took, and helpful lessons learned along the way. Join her in revisiting her journey so that many women suffering in silence can also find a light.

The Light After Loss

When TV personality Sandy Bodeau announced on social medial that her family was expanding, congratulations poured in from various parts of the world. When she had a miscarriage 24 hours later, Sandy knew that she had to tell the world that she had failed. What Sandy did not know was that telling her story would transform her and the community of women who followed her. By opening up about her struggles, Sandy showed many other women that they were not alone. And many of these women began telling their own stories for the first time. The Light After Loss chronicles Sandy's journey using her Instagram posts. Each chapter includes: The actual Instagram post shared on that day Select comments from her followers Details on what was really happening in Sandy's life at the time of each post A real story of loss from one of the women from her community Whether you have suffered the loss of a child, or you are the loved one of a woman that has, there is light after loss. This book reveals the path that Sandy took, and helpful lessons learned along the way. Join her in revisiting her journey so that many women suffering in silence can also find a light. From the stories shared by real women about their loss: "[T]he loss sent me into a terrible depression and I just don't feel ready. I do not know if I ever will. Believe it or not, in the middle of my mourning process, I still think that life is beautiful and I am thankful for people like you choosing to speak up about these issues and give those of us who are suffering in silence a voice." - Nadia "I have never talked about this with anybody other than my husband. Not even my mother knows. I have had three miscarriages from natural pregnancies. [...] You are making me realize that all of those years of struggle when I felt completely alone, there were probably women around me going through the same." - Vanessa "It was my first pregnancy. I did not even know that I was pregnant. [...] Even though I never got to even be excited about being pregnant, it still hurt terribly. I felt like a part of me was gone. I have never told this story to anybody. Not even my family. My husband is the only one who knows and now you. I need to tell you as a way to free myself from carrying the secret for so long. Thank you for giving me the chance to do so." - Nora "I have had four miscarriages. [...] I went into a deep depression. I started having panic attacks. My doctor encouraged me to start seeing a psychologist and it helped tremendously. [...] It was during treatment that I found you on Instagram. After reading about your recurrent pregnancy loss, I finally did not feel alone and lost in this world. I finally learned I was not the only woman going through this. I also learned from you that I should not give up. I am 18 weeks pregnant and everything is going great." - Tamara

Baby Dust

From the USA Today Bestselling author of Forever Innocent comes this novel about surviving loss.

Baby Dust

From the USA Today Bestselling author of Forever Innocent comes this novel about surviving loss. The five women sitting in the circle of chairs all had great dreams of motherhood. Then their babies died. Melinda sees blood on the floor every day after her loss. Dot believes the wrath of God caused her baby to die. Teenage Tina is trolling internet dating sites for a father for another baby, and Janet's failure to cry means her wedding is off. Stella, the support group leader, must help them while facing the old choices that cost her ever having a family of her own. Based on the stories of dozens of real survivors, Baby Dust is a moving tribute to the strength of mothers who must endure this impossible loss.