A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the "bible" for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. Well organized, easily accessible, and filled with practical suggestions for each topic it covers, A Silent Sorrowis a positive first step for bereaved parents and their families, providing support and guidance to help resolve thegrief and enable them to look to the future with hope.
Table of Contents
The Grief of Pregnancy Loss; Chapter 1 When an Unborn or Newborn Baby Dies; Chapter 2 The Mother’s Experience; Chapter 3 The Father’s Experience; Chapter 4 Pregnancy Loss and your Relationship; Pregnancy Loss Examined; Chapter 5 Early Losses; Chapter 6 Crisis Pregnancies and Loss; Chapter 7 Stillbirth and Newborn Death; Chapter 8 Prenatal Diagnosis and the Burden of Choice; The Response of Others; Chapter 9 Medical Care when You Lose Your Pregnancy; Chapter 10 Finding Solace in Your Religion; Chapter 11 The Response of Your Family and Friends; Chapter 12 Helping Your Children at Home; Chapter 13 For Bereaved Grandparents; Special Circumstances; Chapter 14 The Impact of Pregnancy Loss on Your Career; Chapter 15 Pregnancy Loss and Infertility; Chapter 16 Becoming Pregnant Again;
Ingrid Kohn, M.S.W. , was a founder of the Pregnancy Loss Support Program of the National Council of Jewish Women in New York City. She is currently in private practice in San Diego where she is also the supervisor for Jewish Family Services and is author of Understanding Grief and Coping with a Loss (19 ). Perry-Lynn Moffitt has served as the lay counselor with the Pregnancy Loss Support Program since 1984. She is author of Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood (1994) and Understanding Your Pregnancy Loss (1998). Isabelle A. Wilkins, M.D. is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
"In this comforting, thorough second edition of the 1993 guide for those who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy, Kohn...and Moffitt...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...A helpful update reflecting changes in both medical care and the social climate." -- Kirkus Reviews
"In this new, updated and expanded edition, this 'best friend' of those dealing with this too silent, too lonely sorrow brings insight, reflection, comfort and hope to all who choose to spend time with it...This book is a reference guide that needs wide circulation. There is much in the book to teach us and to comfort us." -- Resources Hotline
"...a source of comfort to people who have experienced such a tragedy." -- Sun Sentinel