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Silent Sorrow Pregnancy Loss-- Guidance and Support for You and Your Family

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ISBN-10: 0415924812

ISBN-13: 9780415924818

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Ingrid Kohn, Perry-Lynn Moffitt, Isabelle A. Wilkins

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This text should provide guidance for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss, and help them to understand the mourning process.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
The Grief of Pregnancy Loss
When an Unborn or Newborn Baby Dies
Bonding with Your Unborn Baby
Grieving for Your Baby
The Phases of Grief
Initial Shock
Anticipatory Grief
Acute Grief
Grief Work
Integration of Your Grief
Anniversary Reactions
Grieving Loss in a Multiple Pregnancy
If You Have Difficulty Mourning
Pregnancy Loss Changes You
Key Points to Help You Grieve
The Mother's Experience
Factors That Affect Your Grief
Feeling You Failed the Baby's Father
The Ways Women Grieve
Your Return to the Community
Key Points for Bereaved Mothers
The Father's Experience
Bonding with Your Baby
Your Grief and the Pressure to Move On
Your Concern for the Baby's Mother
The Urge to Be Strong
When Your Grief Is Unfinished
Key Points for Bereaved Fathers
Pregnancy Loss and Your Relationship: Grieving Together and Apart
Your Relationship during the Crisis
Incongruent Grief
Your Grief and Sexuality
How Pregnancy Loss Can Change Your Relationship
Key Points for Couples
Pregnancy Loss Examined
Early Losses
Issues Common to All Early Losses
Experiencing a Miscarriage: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Experiencing an Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Experiencing a Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Key Points for Coping with Your Early Loss
Crisis Pregnancies and Loss
Issues Common to All Crisis Pregnancies
Experiencing Preterm Labor: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Experiencing Premature Rupture of the Membranes: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Experiencing Cervical Incompetence: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Key Points for Coping with Your Loss in a Crisis Pregnancy
Stillbirth and Newborn Death
Issues Common to All Stillbirths and Newborn Deaths
Experiencing a Stillbirth: Diagnosis and Treatment, Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Experiencing a Newborn Death: Causes, Emotional Aftermath
Key Points for Coping with Your Stillbirth or Newborn Death
Prenatal Diagnosis and the Burden of Choice
Preparing for Prenatal Testing and Receiving the Results
Continuing Your Pregnancy when Your Baby Is Not Expected to Live
Your Hospital Stay when You End a Pregnancy
How to Discuss Ending Your Pregnancy with Your Children
Your Emotional Recovery after Ending Your Pregnancy
Finding the Support You Need after Ending Your Pregnancy
Key Points to Help You Cope with an Impaired Pregnancy
The Response of Others
Medical Care when You Lose Your Pregnancy
Learning about Your Loss
Your Hospital Care
Special Considerations with Stillbirth and Newborn Death
Communication among Medical Staff
Your Hospital Discharge and Follow-up Care
How You Can Improve Hospital Bereavement Services
Key Points to Help You Obtain Compassionate Medical Care
Bereavement Protocol
Finding Solace in Your Religion
When Your Loss Feels Like Retribution
When You Turn to the Clergy
When the Clergy Console You
When Religion May Disappoint You
The Relevance of Rituals
Naming Your Baby
Burying or Cremating Your Baby
When Ritual Is Denied
Theology and Ritual
Jewish Traditions
Islamic Traditions
Catholic Traditions
Protestant Traditions
Mixed Religions
The Need for Special Rituals
Rituals for Early Losses
Rituals for Ending an Impaired Pregnancy
Your Return to Faith
Key Points to Help You Find Solace in Your Religion
The Response of Your Family and Friends
Telling People about Your Loss
Informing Close Family and Friends
Telling Your Wider Social Circle
Special Issues
Finding the Support You Need
Handling Thoughtless Remarks
Coping with Social Pressures
Being with Pregnant Women and Little Children
Key Points to Help You with Family and Friends
The Five Worst Comments You Might Hear
The Five Best Comments You Might Hear
Helping Your Children at Home
How to Talk with Your Child
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Children Age Six to Eleven
Preteens and Teenagers
Special Issues for You to Consider
Saying Good-bye to a Baby Sibling
Your Child and Religious Rituals
Your Child's Peers
After the Crisis
If You and Your Family Need Extra Help
Key Points to Help Your Children after a Loss
For Bereaved Grandparents
Grandparents' Guilt
Helping Your Adult Children
Family Celebrations and Holidays
Pregnancy after a Loss
Strengthening Family Ties
Key Points for Bereaved Grandparents
Special Circumstances
The Impact of Pregnancy Loss on Your Career
Making Career Decisions
Men and Their Careers
Your Career Choices and High-Risk Pregnancy
Key Points when Pregnancy Loss Affects Your Career
Pregnancy Loss and Infertility: A Twofold Sorrow
Coping with a Pregnancy Reduction
When to Stop Trying to Conceive
Enduring Uncertainty
Key Points to Help You Cope with Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
Becoming Pregnant Again
Making the Decision
The Right Timing
Finding Out You Are Pregnant Again
Telling Others
If a Loss Occurs Again
Reconsidering Your Medical Care
Changing Doctors
Use of Technology
Surviving the New Pregnancy
For Mothers Who Must Manage a Subsequent High-Risk Pregnancy
Parenting after Your Loss
Experiencing the Birth of a Healthy Baby
Problems with Child Rearing
Responding to Awkward Questions
Key Points to Help You Survive a Subsequent Pregnancy
Managing Problem Pregnancies
Pregnancy Loss and the Environment
Resources for Pregnancy Loss
Resources for Loss in Multiple Gestations
Resources Online
Resources for Psychotherapy
Resources for Genetics Information and for Ending a Pregnancy
Resources for Infertility
Resources for Childbirth
Resources for Adoption
Resources on Health and Pregnancy