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Subject: OffTopic: Book for Losing a CHild
Date Posted: 9/23/2010 10:54 AM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2008
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My best friend in the whole world went to the doctor at a little over 7 months pregnant and they said the baby was dead and they did a c-section last night.  They need LOTS of prayer and I wondered if there was any good books dealing with this.  The mom's birthday is next week, Then the due date, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and this is just so hard for them.

Date Posted: 9/24/2010 7:44 PM ET
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I recently read through the book Tear Soup, by Pat Schweibert.  It's not written specifically on losing a child, but covers the grief process in a very helpful way.  One more specific to child loss would be I'll Hold You in Heaven by Jack Hayford.  So sorry to hear about their loss!

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 12:06 PM ET
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Thank you.  I just requested I'll Hold You in Heaven by Jack Hayford.  Should I have it sent to the parents or give it to them?

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 12:12 AM ET
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A book that was very helpful for me after our baby was stillborn prematurely was Misty our Momentary Child by Carole Gift Page.  The author shares her thoughts and struggles through her experience which helped me to realize I wasn't alone or abnormal for feeling the way I did as I grieved.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 12:23 AM ET
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A book I found helpful was Free to Grieve.