Dr. Berman includes a section on the most common reasons for perinatal losses, with detailed medical information written by practicing obstetricians, and a helpful glossary of terms.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Poetry: Comforting Through Time
Cherished Purposes: Selections From a Doctor's Poems
Stories and Views
Parents' Stories of Loss
Reasons for the Most Common Perinatal Losses
What People are Saying About This
"Many people will read this valuable book, and I hope large numbers of physicians will be among them. In this day of distancing, clinical detachment, and biomedical therapeutics, our profession needs guides to lead us back to the essential humanity with which we should practice our Art. There can be no better guide than a man who, faced with the anguish of a distraught mother and father, can bring them the consolation and the hope that [this book] expresses."
"With a blend of story, poetry and medical expertise, Michael Berman has crafted a unique book on a hitherto under-examined topic, the pain after losing a child by stillbirth, infant death and miscarriage. It is bound to be of use to those afflicted and to those who try to heal them."
"Michael Berman, in his remarkable book Parenthood Lost, is a modern Virgil in word and deed as he guides the reader through the wrenching anguish of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. These stories of parents' losses are filled with silent grief over thwarted outcomes of pregnancy. The language of love and caring in the poetry of Doctor Berman and in the remarkable words of nurses and other health professionals helps rescue families from the depths and devastation of infant loss. This book describes a tragic journey redeemed by hope and human spiritparenthood lost but grace sustained. A splendid and valuable book for professionals and lay people alike."