Books about Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery by Ellen DuBois and Dr. Linda Backman – One woman’s story of dealing with the pain after a miscarriage, supplemented with information from a grief counselor about how to work through the grief. Contains some religious overtones.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis – Covering a wide range of topics (including loss in a multiples birth, support for fathers, medical intervention, and how to parent other children after a loss), this book provides support for those who have suffered through miscarriage and stillbirth.
Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart by Marie Allen and Shelly Marks – This book contains the personal stories of 100 women who has suffered pregnancy loss, as well as interviews of fathers about their experience.
A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss- Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt – Written by a counselor and social worker, this book discusses ways to cope with pregnancy loss, and how to deal with family and friends’ expectations and grief.
Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman – This book is geared toward people who have suffered pregnancy loss and have the option of trying again. It provides support for determining if you are physically and emotionally ready for another pregnancy.
Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss by Lora Shahine, MD – An easy-to-read but comprehensive guide to miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Dr. Shahine covers the latest research on why miscarriages happen, Eastern and Western medical approaches, lifestyle factors that can decrease the risk of miscarriage and the emotional impact. Furthermore, she seeks to combat the sense of failure and shame many women feel after a miscarriage. An excellent read for anyone who has been touched by miscarriage. Listen to the Creating a Family show with Dr. Shahine.