Baby Loss Books

Ask Me His Name
by Elle Wright

Ask Me His Name, written by our patron Elle Wright, is a moving account of her pregnancy, her son Teddy's life, and what happens when a mother leaves a hospital with empty arms.

 

In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in premature death, but conversations about this heartbreakingly frequent issue are few and far between. In this honest and hopeful exploration of a different kind of mothering, we learn how Elle navigated a parenthood that no one had prepared her for.

 

The Baby Loss Guide
by Zoe Clark-Coates 

Written by one of the world's leading baby loss support experts, The Baby Loss Guide is designed to help people better understand this complex issue.

Whether you have personally experienced loss, or are supporting someone else through this harrowing time, it provides a wealth of practical and compassionate advice.

The Bereaved Parent

by Hariett Sarnoff Schiff

Bereaved parents can feel isolated because few people truly understand and empathise with their loss. Harriet Sarnoff Schiff draws on her own experience of losing her ten-year-old son, in order to offer genuine understanding to other parents, as only another grieving parent can.

 

The worst has happened to you. Yet you can, and will, continue living.

When A Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
by Nancy Kohner and Alix Henley

Every year in the UK, over 10,000 babies die before birth or shortly afterwards. For the parents, the grief is hard to bear.

In this book, parents who have lost a baby tell their stories. They speak about what happened, how they felt, how they have been helped by others and how they helped themselves

A Broken Heart Still Beats After
Your Child Dies

by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel

There are few, if any, events in life as traumatic, heart-wrenching, and crushing as the death of a child.

While nothing can mute the pain of such a life-shattering loss, others who know this experience can help those suffering articulate the chaos of their feelings and see that they can, eventually, feel whole again.

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