Book Suggestions for dealing with miscarriage and subsequent pregnancy

Whether you have gone through a miscarriage or are experiencing pregnancy again after the loss of a baby (high risk or normal pregnancy), the right kind of book at the right time can be a real source of comfort. For someone facing adversity in their quest to build a family, Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D (pregnancy.org) have a few suggested reads.

Every woman should know that fears are normal, especially if you have experienced one or more miscarriages. Here are some of their suggestions to assist in identifying your feelings and helping you cope with them.(NOTE: I did not read these books! The following reviews are copied from pregnancy.org.)

Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown, by Susan Jeffers (St. Martin’s Press, 2003.) It is a comforting book that explains how to let go of the outcome and trust the process when you are facing change or entering uncharted territory; accepting your destiny, finding treasures in adversity, following your intuition, finding meaning and purpose in whatever journey you take.

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, by Deborah L. Davis (Fulcrum, 1996), has several chapters specifically on the emotional aspects of pregnancy after experiencing the death of a baby, as well as lots of support and information around grieving, which can add to your coping ability.

Trying Again, by Ann Douglas (Taylor, 2000) looks at subsequent pregnancy from timing it through delivery, with some on the emotional aspects, as well as lots of medical information that you might find helpful as you progress through the different trimesters and decisions about prenatal care. This book is written especially for bereaved mothers who need a pregnancy book that takes care of their special needs for reassurance and understanding.

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