by Sherokee Ilse
This is a hope-filled book that reaches out to all who have been touched by infant death or miscarriage. The author has suffered her own pregnancy losses and she has become a national consultant on the topic. Empty Arms is written for surviving the first hours of knowing your baby has died or will die. It offers pages of experienced support for the days and years to follow.
Revised and updated! This classic book is one of the first given to newly bereaved parents to offer guidance in decision-making after their baby's death and to assist caregivers as they support families. Empty Arms encourages families to meet their babies and say hello before rushing to say goodbye. With compassion that comes from Sherokee and David's experience of having lived through the death of their son Brennan, the book offers guidance and practical suggestions for decision-making at the time (including why and how one might see, hold, and memorialize one's baby) and over time (such as how to handle such times as anniversaries, holidays and the birth of other babies in the parents' close circle.)
Using the suggestions in this book family and friends can learn how to understand the loss and be supportive of the bereaved families.
The bereaved parent or parents are offered ongoing support about subjects such as returning to work or to life, couple grieving, surviving children, feeling guilty, having another child or not, and feeling lonely.
With over 300,000 copies in print, this book has touched the hearts of myriad families.
An excellent bibliography and resource section are included.
Paperback, 98 pages.