Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infant Death

Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infant Death

by Sherokee Ilse

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Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infant Death by Sherokee Ilse

The Classic book, Empty Arms (English and Spanish) is a comprehensive, concise, and calming guide; the first written material a newly bereaved parent should turn to. Unique and encouraging, it reaches out to all who have been touched by stillbirth/infant death or miscarriage. Family members and caregivers will find information to help them personally and to better understand and support the parents at the time and over time.

This self-help small book/large brochure offers compassionate and specific guidance in how to say hello and goodbye to a beloved baby. It also presents the many feelings, challenges, and needs that come after weeks, months, and even years. Regrets are sadly all too common, making grieving difficult. This book helps parents minimize those regrets and work towards healthy healing.

The author and her husband David share little bits of their story and that of other parents throughout the book in hopes that bereaved parents will learn from the mistakes and successes of others.

The simple question/answer format helps the reader to easily skip around to the sections that pertain to them.

Pages and pages of Support Resources rarely found in other books include: an well-described list of books, national and international organizations, websites, and many social media links.

There is no other book like this one...Sherokee offers a heartfelt look at the step-by-step process parents go through after their baby dies covering virtually every issue. She knows it well since she has been through it three times and has personally met or heard from tens of thousands of mothers, father, and other family members.

Whether the loss is recent or occurred years ago, Empty Arms offers comfort and hope to the bereaved and their support network.

"Thank you for your lovely book, which we were given before our baby was even delivered. It gave us the courage to make the hard decisions that proved to be the medicine to mend our broken hearts." -- --Debbie C.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014678339
Publisher: Wintergreen Press Inc
Publication date: 06/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 712,194
File size: 660 KB

About the Author

Sherokee Ilse is a mother who had three children die too young - Marama in Miscarriage, Brennan in Stillbirth, and Marama in Ectopic Pregnancy. A mission-driven woman, she is one of the pioneering authors and parent advocates in the field of infant loss. Her mission for the past 30 years has been to transform the system in order to better support families at the time of their loss and over time. She has committed herself to continuously inform the professional caregivers and the families' community to see these children as important family members who will be loved, grieved for, and remembered forever.

As an internationally renowned speaker and trainer in perinatal loss, Sherokee speaks at conferences, full and half day inservices, and at support groups on many related subjects. With over 17 books and booklets on the subject, she is one of the experts who compassionately supports families and empowers caregivers to better understand the feelings and needs of bereaved parents/families. As an early founder of a national pregnancy loss organization, she co-founded Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month every October.

While president of her own company Wintergreen Press Inc (www.WintergreenPress.com)and Babies Remembered (www.BabiesRemembered.org),she has launched a new endeavor by co-founding Loss Doulas International (www.LossDoulasInternational.com) in hopes that when families learn the news that their baby has died or will die, they are linked to a Loss Doula who can offer preparatory help, companionship in the hospital, and postpartum support over time.
She lives in Arizona and Minnesota and has a husband and two adult sons.

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