Books on Grief and Prenatal Loss

Books on Grief & Prenatal Loss
Books on decision making, grief, and healing following poor prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy interruption.

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Decision Making After Poor Prenatal Diagnosis

  • Difficult Decisions For Families Whose Unborn Baby Has a Serious Problem by Scott Scribner, et al
  • Precious Lives, Painful Choices: A Prenatal Decision-Making Guide by Sherokee Ilse
  • A Time to Decide, A Time to Heal For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love edited by Molly A. Minnick, ACSW et al
  • The Burden of Choice: Collected Stories from Parents Facing a Diagnosis of Abnormalities During Pregnancy compiled by Georgina Pearson

Grief & Healing: Specific to Pregnancy Interruption

Grief & Healing: General Prenatal Loss

Grief Workbooks & Support Group Manuals

  • Life Line: A Journal for Parents Grieving a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Early Infant Death by Joanie Reid
  • Support Group Manual: A training manual for conducting support programs for parents who have interrupted pregnancies by Kathleen J. Delp ACSW and Molly A. Minnick ACSW.
  • The Art of Helping—What to Say and Do When Someone is Hurting, by Lauren Briggs

General Grief (Not Specific to Prenatal Loss)

Talking to Children About Abortion or Loss

Pregnancy After Loss (Subsequent Pregnancy)

  • Celebrating Pregnancy Again: Restoring the lost joys of pregnancy after the loss of a child by Franchesca Cox
  • Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Infant Loss by Ann Douglas
  • Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Carol Cirulli Lanham

Fiction Involving Termination for Medical Reasons



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