Suggested Books, from our Parents

Below are a few titles that parents have repeatedly recommended.
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Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
By: Deborah L. Davis

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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

A Memoir by: Elizabeth McCracken

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Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

Joanne Cacciatore (Author)

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Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom, Joy and Peace

Mary Davis (Author)

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A Time to Decide a Time to Heal

For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love
By Molly A. Minnick & Kathleen J. Delp

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A Resource in Planning Farewell Rituals When a Baby Dies
Jane M. Lamb (Editor)

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When Hello Means Goodbye

A Resource in Planning Farewell Rituals When a Baby Dies
By Paul Kirk & Pat Schwiebert

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"Surviving the Death of a Baby"

Not a book, but a PDF, originally posted for download by


This Little While

For parents experiencing the death of a very small infant. Encourages parents to see, hold. name and photograph their baby. We share the importance of grief, and saying goodbye. Includes: relationships, other children, single parenting and funeral planning.
By Dr. S. M. Johnson (Author), Joy Johnson (Author)

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Angelic Presence

Short Stories of solace and hope after the loss of a baby
By Cathi Lammert & Sue Friedeck

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Book Lists

The "compassionbooks" website has a category for adults who've lost a baby

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