Empty Cradle: Surviving The Death Of Your Baby

Paperback | February 1, 1996

byDeborah L. Davis

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Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: "You are not alone and you can survive."

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The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added ...

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Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: "You are not alone and you can survive."

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The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added ...

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and writer who specializes in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis during pregnancy and infancy, and medical ethics and decision-making during pregnancy and in the NICU. She is the author of several books for bereaved parents and parents of premature babies and has written ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Fulcrum PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1555913024

ISBN - 13:9781555913021

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MUST HAVE Book While nothing can do much to ease the agony that you are experiencing if you are looking at books in this catagory, this book goes a long way to explain to you what you may experience when grieving for your missing child. Whether your loss is early or late, your first child or your sixth, this book will have something for you. It also has special sections that deal with termination and the loss of multiples. I really liked the fact that this book included quotes from interviews with real women who had experienced pregnancy loss. It talks about how they deal with the worst issues of pregnancy loss, like lack of recognition by the community at large, the difficult questions (eg. how many kids do you have), the physical recovery, planning memorials, including your deceased child in your future life, and the problem of trying for a subsequent pregnancy. If you are living the hell of pregnancy loss, you would do well to get this roadmap to help you find your way through it. This book will help you find your way through the fog, while honouring the precious life that you now grieve. I cannot stress enough how good this book is!!! - mom to angel born still at 38 wks due to chord accident
Date published: 2005-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent reading for grieving parents! Empty Cradle, Broken Heart is an excellent resource for bereaved parents. Debra Davis takes parents step by step through the grieving process and helps them to realize that they are not alone in their pain. Reading Empty Cradle, Broken Heart helped me to recognize that my feelings were not strange and that it is okay to grieve for my daughter in my own way and in my own time. Chapters include: grieving and emotional recovery, painful feelings, affirming your baby, you and your partner, your family, and support networks. Debra encourages parents to realize that they did the best that they could for their baby. When you feel that no one understands the pain you are going through, read this book, it helps.
Date published: 2000-03-27

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The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added to this edition is new information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on "protective parenting" to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends and parents facing infant loss will find support and reassurance in this gentle guide.