"One-third of all women who conceive will have at least one miscarriage. This important book offers guidance for the sorrowing and helps them move on. It tackles the tough questions, including "Why did this happen?" and "Should we try again?" as well as exploring options for treatment and emotional healing. Free to Grieve has helped thousands of couples since it was first published nearly twenty years ago."
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Maureen Rank has authored or coauthored twelve books, is a former executive director of the Iowa Psychological Association, and is a leadership and organizational consultant. Maureen, the mother of two, makes her home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: "You Shouldn't Cry"||11|
|Section 1||Learning to Grieve|
|Chapter 1||A Peculiar Kind of Pain||17|
|Chapter 2||Does Everyone Need to Mourn?||33|
|Chapter 3||A Grief in Process||47|
|Section 2||Finding out Why|
|Chapter 4||Questions Only You Can Answer||63|
|Chapter 5||Questions That Tests Will Help You Answer||71|
|Chapter 6||Now for Your Questions||83|
|Section 3||Restoring Relationships|
|Chapter 7||If Your Doctor Let You Down||91|
|Chapter 8||Protecting Your Marriage||101|
|Chapter 9||How to Help Your Friends Support You||113|
|Chapter 10||Working Through Your Children's Grief||123|
|Section 4||Exploring Alternatives|
|Chapter 11||Another Pregnancy?||135|
|Chapter 12||The Adoption Option||145|
|Chapter 13||Fulfillment Is Not Just a Child Away||161|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband and I have faced unexplained infertility for about 4 years but a few months ago, we were elated to find out I was pregnant. After only a short time, I miscarried and we were heartbroken. After our loss, a friend recommended this book to me. It was so helpful in validating our loss and working through the grief. It is very thoughtfully written. Even now when another wave of grief hits me, I can pick it up and read a little and know that I am not alone. I never realized how miscarriage is often such a "lonely" grief, so little is spoken or written about the pain of it. I would highly recommend this to anyone facing that grief and pain.
A friend gave me this book years ago after my second miscarriage. I have a since had a healthy child and a third miscarriage. I am generally out of touch with my emotions. This book helped me identify what I was feeling and go through a healthy time of grieving in each situation.
I have had three miscarriages in the past. I read this book a few years ago, and it was one of the most helpful books I've ever read! Since then my husband and I have been blessed with a healthy baby boy. He's two and a half now. God is faithful!!!!!