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Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey through Miscarriage

Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey through Miscarriage

by Laura and Franco Fanucci


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You might feel, in the days and weeks after a miscarriage, like the Lord is anything but close. Laura and Franco Fanucci understand. After struggling with infertility, they miscarried their third child in the first trimester. Later, their twin daughters were born prematurely and lived only a few days. Laura and Franco are here to tell you that, while your miscarriage is a deeply personal loss, you are not alone. Grieving Together is written by a couple specifically for couples, with the understanding that both spouses have experienced a loss and grieve differently. Drawing from Catholic tradition and teaching, Laura and Franco gently guide you through: The physical and emotional experiences of miscarriage - including help in making the hardest decisions, How couples respond to grief - and how to support each other, Turning to family, friends, and the Church - finding help and support from loved ones and your Church community, The future after miscarriage - where to go from here as a couple, Grieving Together is the book the Fanuccis had wished for after their miscarriage. Practical resources include Scripture, prayers, and official Catholic rites. This book also speaks to the unique concerns of fathers and includes real-life circumstances.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681921860
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/29/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part I The Experience of Miscarriage

Chapter 1 When Miscarriage Happens 17

Chapter 2 After Miscarriage 29

Part II How Couples Respond to Grief

Chapter 3 Our Story 41

Chapter 4 Your Grief as a Mother 51

Chapter 5 Your Grief as a Father 63

Chapter 6 Grieving as a Couple 73

Part III Family, Friends, and the Church

Chapter 7 Your Friends and Family 87

Chapter 8 Wisdom from the Church 101

Chapter 9 Saints, Prayers, and Support from the Church 113

Part IV The Future after Miscarriage

Chapter 10 Ways to Remember Your Baby 127

Chapter 11 Your Marriage after Miscarriage 143

Chapter 12 What Comes Next 155


Appendix A Practical Resources 167

Appendix B How Parishes Can Support Grieving Parents 171

Appendix C Prayers and Rites 174

Appendix D Books and Documents 186

Acknowledgments 188

Index 190

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