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Two great books

Postby mel h. » Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:37 am

by mel h. (288 Posts), Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:37 am

I thought I would share these with you all. They both helped me a lot.

• "Coming to Term: A Father's Story of Birth, Loss and Survival," by William H. Woodwell Jr.
This book tells the story of Bill and his wife Kim, who was pregnant with twin girls and had severe preeclampsia and HELLP and had to deliver at 24 weeks. One twin made it and spent several months in the NICU and is now happy and healthy,. The other twin was too tiny to survive and died after only a few days. Kim went on to have a baby boy a few years later and had a normal pregnancy. This is a good book to read several months after a loss, but is probably not for someone grieving a recent loss. It brings back a lot of memories. What I appreciated most about it was the fact that he detailed what a roller-coaster ride life in the NICU was like.

• Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death," by Carol Cirulli Lanham.
This is a great book to read when you're ready to start trying again, or are contemplating it. The author lost a baby (her first) at term due to a cord accident. All of the women she interviewed for the book went on to have healthy babies after their losses.


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Re : Two great books

Postby angelkat » Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:52 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:52 am

Melissa thanks for sharing these books....


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Re : Two great books

Postby for faith » Thu Sep 09, 2004 01:40 pm

by for faith (1749 Posts), Thu Sep 09, 2004 01:40 pm

Thanks for sharing, glad those helped you. I am definitely going to look those up too.

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Re : Two great books

Postby tracey » Thu Sep 09, 2004 02:04 pm

by tracey (919 Posts), Thu Sep 09, 2004 02:04 pm

Oooooh, Melissa, I read both of these books too.
They really were good. (A little difficult at times, due to the emotional nature, but in a very therapeutic way).

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Re : Two great books

Postby denise » Mon Sep 13, 2004 07:38 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Mon Sep 13, 2004 07:38 pm

Thanks for sharing these Melissa!

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