Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Neonatal Death, Sherokee Ilse
English and Spanish editions
Written primarily for parents to read in the early hours of learning about a potential baby loss or when told their baby has died, this self-help guide can answer most questions, provide guidance, help parents feel less alone, and promote good decision-making in the middle of shock, heartache and fear.
If parents even just read pages 7-29 to help them prepare for what is ahead, they will benefit greatly. Sherokee has lived it and incorporated what she learned from others to sensitively invite newly bereaved parents to find ways to set aside their grief and emotions in order to 'be present' while their baby is still physically with them. There are no do-overs! So doing it right the first time is critical. The practical ideas, stories, and guidance come from a place a love and help families make better decisions because they are more fully informed.
Get this in the hands of the bereaved as soon as possible. When combined with good care from medical professionals, they will Minimize Regrets and Maximize Memories!
For Family, Friends and Care Providers:
How do you help someone who gets the news their baby will die or has died? Where do you start? What do you say? What do they need?
These questions can be answered when you read, Empty Arms. Whether you are a support person, a caregiver or a family member...this book is a short, but compassionate and comprehensive guide to help in the early days and beyond. You can also get CE hours for reading and responding. Contact SherokeeIlse@yahoo.com