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Below is a list of books available on StillBirth and Neonatal death. In our experience, we have found books to be one of the best sources of information and support available, as they tend to provide you with similar experiences and are generally very factual.

We have tried to provide our own view of a book listed below to give you some idea of the content of the book. If the book is available online, wherever possible, we have added a link to enable the purchase of the book.

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Warning - The books listed below cover a broad range of topics and views. Depending on your personal views, you may find some of these books upsetting. Please read our description to help determine if the book is suitable to you..


 Books available from the UK


When a Baby Dies Purchase from Amazon

Nancy Kohner and Alix Henley / Routledge

ISBN 0415252768

£ 12.50

Extract: This sensitive, informative book offers a lifeline to bereaved parents and their families. Produced in co-operation with SANDS.


Love, Labour and Loss: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Purchase from Amazon

Jo Benson, Dawn Robinson Walsh / Scarlet Press

ISBN 1857270630

£ 8.99

Extract: This book clearly expresses many of the feelings bereaved parents have had or will have in the future. For newly bereaved parents it will offer some comfort that they are not alone in their feelings.

When a Meeting Is Also Farewell: Coping with a Stillbirth or Neonatal Death Purchase from Amazon
Ingela Radestad / Books for Midwives
ISBN 1898507759
£ 21.00
Extract: Ingela Radestad's first child, Ellen, died shortly before birth. As a midwife and now the mother of three children, Ingela recognised that there was a need for a sensitive but realistic book to help parents and those around them cope with the death of a very small child.
When your Baby Dies Purchase from Amazon
Louis A Gamino and Ann Taylor Cooney / Augsburg
ISBN 0806643552
£ 4.99
Extract: A comforting and practical book for parents grieving the death of an infant through miscarriage or stillbirth.
An Empty Cradle, A Full Heart Purchase from Amazon
Christine O’Keeffe / Loyola Press
ISBN 0829411739
£ 8.99
Extract: This collection of more than a hundred short meditations beautifully interweaves these overwhelming and very real feelings of bereaved parents with scripture passages that provide comfort, direction, and a sense of hope.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart Purchase from Amazon
Deborah Davis / Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN 1555913024
Extract: The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects families everywhere. The impact is great; the aftermath difficult. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair.
Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Purchase from Amazon
Ann Douglas / Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN 0878331824
Extract: Trying Again extends a helping hand to women coping with their loss and at the same time contemplating future pregnancies. This one-of-a-kind guide also offers insight into "high-risk" pregnancies, understanding each trimester's common concerns, anticipating labour, dealing with a subsequent loss, deciding whether to try again, and honouring the baby you lost while loving the baby in your arms.
Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death Purchase from Amazon
Carol Cirulli Lanham / G P Putnam's Sons
ISBN 0425170470
£ 14.95

Extract: A guide to getting pregnant after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, it also explores the practical and emotional issues surrounding the loss of a baby.
A Piece of My Heart: Living Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death Purchase from Amazon
Molly Fumia / Conari Press
ISBN 1573245100
£ 13.05
Extract: This text is a book about the necessity of grieving the loss of tiny, unlived lives. Readers will be affirmed in the sacred right of all parents to mourn the loss of their children, however short their lives, and will be shown the path towards eventual healing.
Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy Purchase from Amazon
Arnold Petersen / Multnomah Publishers
ISBN 1576738515
£ 7.99
Extract: With the warmth and compassion of a licensed counselor and a Christian woman who has suffered miscarriage herself, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith in this heartbreaking situation.
Forever Silent, Forever Changed: The Loss of a Baby in Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Early Infancy Purchase from Amazon
Kellie Davis /
ISBN 1931391572
£ 11.95

Extract: Forever Silent, Forever Changed was written for Kellie's son, Kyle, who was stillborn, and for families and friends of those who have experienced losses similar to hers. In this book, you will find Kellie's journey through loss, grief and acceptance. A must read for parents, family, friends and health care providers.
Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Purchase from Amazon
Nina Beth Cardin / Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN 1580230172
£ 17.99
Extract: A spiritual companion that enables the reader to mourn within the words and ways of Judaism.
We Were Gonna Have a Baby But,: We had an angel instead Purchase from Amazon
Pat Schwiebert / Grief Watch
ISBN 0972424113
£ 4.50
Extract: A book to help young children understand the loss of a baby.

 Books available from the US


Dear Cheyenne Purchase from Miss Foundation (US)  

Special Note: This book is difficult to find in the UK but is provided with the support packs

Joanne Cacciatore / MISS foundation

ISBN 0966301501

$ 11.95 US dollars

Extract: A journey into grief, A collection of Angels and Miracles, A Celebration of Motherhood, A book for bereaved Parents and for those who love them.

Always Precious in Our Memory: Reflections After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Neonatal DeathPurchase from cokesbury (US)

Special Note: This book is difficult to find in the UK

Kristen Johnson Ingram / ACTA Publications

ISBN 0879461594

$ 8.95 US Dollars

Extract: Every thing on earth has a precious history, even a baby that never breathed or cried or laughed. God has written that child’s story in the book of life.

In a Heartbeat: A Journey of Hope and Healing for Those Who Have Lost a Baby Purchase through Amazon (US)
Special Note: This book is difficult to find in the US and UK
Dawn Siegrist Waltman / Faithful Woman
ISBN 0781449111
$ 13.99 US Dollars
Extract: If you have suffered the tragic loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death, this book was written especially for you. It says what only someone who has been there can say.

Losing Malcolm: A Mother’s Journey through Grief Purchase from Amazon (US)
Special Note: This book is difficult to find in the UK
Carol Henderson / University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1578063396
$ 30.99 US Dollars
Extract: Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Grief is the compelling and candid story of Carol Henderson's traumatic experiences arising from the death of her infant son. Writing with a sometimes painfully honest insight, Henderson chronicles the events that ran her through a gamut of emotions including bewilderment and fear to a bone deep grief to a transforming recovery. Losing Malcom is especially recommended reading for anyone who has ever suffered the devastating loss of a loved one, as well as those that care about them and seek to substantively assist them in dealing with their suffering.



 Books that are Hard to Find


Mothers Bereaved by Stillbirth, Neonatal Death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Special Note: This book is difficult to find new

M.Frances Boyle / Books for Midwives
ISBN 1859721494
£ 38.50
Extract: This book aims to break the isolation of bereavement by using personal interviews, letters and poems to explore the different ways in which parents experience and express their grief.

Help, Comfort and Hope after losing your Baby in Pregnancy or the First year
Special Note: This book is difficult to find new
Hannah Lothrop / Fisher Books
ISBN 1555611206
$ 15.00 US Dollars

Extract: Aimed at all those who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death or termination of pregnancy, this text gives voice to an all-too common grief that often remains unspoken and offers help to those who need it but who frequently don't know where to turn.

Stillborn: The Invisible Death
Special Note: This book is difficult to find new

John Defrain / Lexington Books
ISBN 0669113549
£ 7.95
Extract: Drawing on the moving and eloquent testimony of 350 parents of stillborn babies, it explores such topics as blame, shock, and guilt; seeing, holding, and remembering the baby; the autopsy and funeral.