An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart: Reflections for Mothers and Fathers After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Or Infant Death

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Loyola Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Religion - 272 pages
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I totally disagree with the above review. I came across this book a few years back after I had experienced multiple miscarriages over a span of about three years which happened about twelve years ago now. I could relate to most all of the readings. She expressed exactly what I felt and went through. I am puzzled by the comment that you imagine that your experience was EXTREMELY different from someone who lost a child at birth? Does that make your, as you say "pregnancy" that you lost, any less a real baby? A loss of a child at any stage should be treated as an equal loss. When I had miscarriages between 8 to 10 weeks it was still my CHILD that died. I will always grieve their losses. It has been 11 years since my last one and a younger friend of mine was just told at her ultrasound that her baby had stopped growing and they didn't see a heart beat. It brought back all the emotions and pain of what I went through. I got out this book and read it again tonight and cried all over again. I looked on here to purchase it to give to my friend because it is so powerful. Her reflections covered a variety of emotions exactly how I experienced them and were followed by very appropriate scripture verses that helped to get the point of each reflection across even better. If you are not a Christian then I am sure it was hard for you to relate to this book. You didn't grasp the total essence of this book. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has experienced a loss of a baby at any stage.  

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