Brazos Vacios/Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death (Spanish Edition)

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9780960945672: Brazos Vacios/Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death (Spanish Edition)
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This book is a culturally sensitive translation of the book Empty Arms.

A classic, this book was one of the first to offer support to families after their baby's death and to guide caregivers in their support of these families. Over 250,000 in print, this book touches the hearts of families at the time of their loss and over time as they heal. No matter how or at what age or gestational age a baby dies, their parents are invited to be supported by Sherokee and her husband David, who themselves have been there. With compassion, guidance and practical suggestions are offered for the decision-making at the time (including why and how one might see, hold, and memorialize one's baby) and over time (such as how to handle such times as anniversaries, holidays, the birth of other babies in the parents close circle.) An excellent bibliography and resource section is included.

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Translated by Helga and Miguel Perez, parents who experienced miscarriages.

Sherokee Ilse has had many personal experiences with loss which motivated her to reach out to others to aid them in their grief work. She has suffered a miscarriage, full term stillbirth and an ectopic pregnancy along and has two living children. Sherokee helped create a national non-profit organization which she directed for ten years, authored many books including her most popular one, Empty Arms (over 250,000 in print) and has served as a bereavement support professional, a consultant, and international trainer for 18 years.

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...The author acknowledges the range of conflicting emotions parents have during this life-altering time, and her honest, straight forward asides... -- Booklist

This book was a tremendous inspiration to my patients. I feel you have done a great service to bereaved parents... -- Stephen Larson, M.D., Ob-Gyn

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