“Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby” by Deborah Davis


Many moms have described this book to me as their bible.  It was the first book that was given to me after Tinsley died.  Any list of books for grieving moms has to include this book… but as much as I have tried, I can’t get through more than a few paragraphs at a time.  The type is really small, the pages are jam-packed — and it’s just too much for right now!

That said, it’s still on my to-read this.  Here’s a bit more on it.

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Third Edition offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair during and after such a tragedy. In this new and updated edition, Deborah Davis encourages grieving and strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including 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 other support persons can gain special insight. Most importantly, parents facing the death of a baby will find necessary support in this gentle guide.

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