At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

by Donna Rothert

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Overview

If you’ve experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, termination of pregnancy due to health risk or abnormality, or death in the first year of your baby’s life, you’re not alone. Life after these losses can be heartbreaking, confusing, and lonely. Family, friends, and medical professionals may minimize your loss or say “You can always try again.”

Written by a psychologist who experienced two pregnancy losses herself, At a Loss offers thirty essays on the thoughts, feelings, and struggles that come along with losing a pregnancy or baby. Whether you are early in a crisis of grief or exploring the loss years afterward, you will find self-compassion, healing, and new ways to make meaning of your loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733438605
Publisher: Open Air Books
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Donna Rothert, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in perinatal issues, including pregnancy and infant loss. She is in practice in Oakland and Walnut Creek, California. Visit her online at www.donnarothert.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Expectations • The Body • Ambiguity • Feeling Unseen • Identity • Pain and Perspective • Plans • Hopelessness • Guilt • Anger • Anxiety • Loneliness • Self-Esteem • Comparisons • First Moves • The Grieving Couple • Sex • Trying Again • Talking About It • Two Sides of Our Story • Work • Self-Care • Support • Acceptance • Impermanence • Mindfulness • Growth • Slowing and Abiding • Holding and Honoring • A View from Later

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

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