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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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
Sales rank: 528,708
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

Table of Contents


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




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