Non-religious book on infant death recovery
For anyone who has lost an infant, for any reason, here is a non-religious book on the topic. Good reading for friends and family to understand how to help the parents.
"Empty Cradle, Broken Heart (Surviving the Death of Your Baby)" - Deborah L. Davis, PhD, updated version, 271 pages.
It is very detailed on what emotional and physical situations arise for the mother and how to recover. One chapter is dedicated to men. Two pages cover "Spirituality & Religion". The author writes 3 small paragraphs that are generic in nature, the rest are comments by women she interviewed.
The main means of recovery she discusses is talk with professionals and join a support group. In a list of where support groups can be found, churches is listed at the end. There is a list of other publishers and non-profit organizations at the end. Both government and private. Some organizations are non-denominational.
An excerpt: "Parental bereavement is a social and emotional experience, to be sure. But also a biological experience. Whether you subscribe to the Book of Genesis or Darwin, it is a fact that we have urges to be fruitful and multiply."
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