ERIC Number: ED227954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
When a Baby Dies.
Church, Martha Jo; And Others
Written especially for grieving mothers whose babies have died, this booklet offers an overview of stages and experiences through which bereaved parents commonly pass. Specifically, the text is intended to give comfort to bereaved parents, offer insight into the grieving process, and provide thoughts on leave-taking ceremonies. The first section describes three stages of the grief process: shock and disbelief, suffering, and recovery. The second section, designed for mothers to read while still in the hospital, is designed to help parents make necessary decisions relating to memorial services and to resume routines upon returning home. The third section describes some of the problems mothers, fathers, the husband-and-wife pair, and siblings may encounter months after the traumatic event. The last section discusses bereavement and sexual intimacy, starting another pregnancy, and adoption after a baby dies. (RH)
Descriptors: Adoption, Bereavement, Death, Depression (Psychology), Grief, Guidelines, Infants, Parent Attitudes, Sexuality
The Compassionate Friends, Inc., P.O. Box 1347, Oak Brook, IL 60521 (Paper, $2.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Compassionate Friends, Inc., Oak Brook, IL.