A Gift of Time is a gentle and practical guide for
parents who decide to continue their pregnancy knowing that their
baby''s life will be brief.
When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected
to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to
proceed with the pregnancy and to welcome their child into the
world. With compassion and support, A Gift of Time walks
them step-by-step through this challenging and emotional
experience-from the infant''s life-limiting prenatal diagnosis and
the decision to have the baby to coping with the pregnancy and
making plans for the baby''s birth and death.
A Gift of Time also offers inspiration and reassurance
through the memories of numerous parents who have loved a child who
did not survive. Their moving experiences are stories of grief-and
of hope. Their anguish over the prenatal diagnosis turns to joy and
love during the birth of their child and to gratitude and peace
when reflecting on their baby''s short life.
Full of practical suggestions for parents and for caregivers,
A Gift of Time also features the innovative concept of
perinatal hospice and palliative care. Caring and thoughtful, the
book helps parents embrace the extraordinary time they will have
with their child.