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Books and Periodicals
Help Comfort and Hope after Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year, Hannah Lothrop, Fisher Books, Tuscon, 1997
Loss During Pregnancy and The Newborn Period-James R. Woods, Jr., MD Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY;Jenifer L. Esposito Woods, MBA Editor and Author Rochester, NY
Silent Sorrow, Pregnancy Loss - Guidance and Support for You and Your Family, Ingrid Kohn & Perry Lynn Moffitt with Isabelle A. Wilkins, Delta 1992.
Motherhood After Miscarriage Dr. Kathleen Diamond Bob Adams Press. Holbrook, Mass.1991.
Miscarriage, Women Sharing from the Heart Marie Allan, Ph.D. Shelly Marks, M.S. John Wily and Sons. New York.1993.
Surviving Pregnancy Loss, A Complete Sourcebook for Women and their Families, Rochelle Friedman, M.D. Bonnie Gradstein, MPH. Little Brown and Co. 1992. [note: This book has an extensive bibliography]
Coping With Miscarriage Mimi Luebbermann Prima Publishing. Rocklin, Calif. 1995
For Those who have Miscarriages A primary guide for parents who have recently experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or other perinatal loss. C. Elizabeth Carney, P.O. Box 829, Great River, NY 11739
Our Stories of Miscarriage: Healing with Words Rachel Faldet and Karen Fitton Fairview Press
When Pregnancy Fails: Families Coping with Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy,Stillbirth and Infant Death, Borg, S., & Lasker, J.N., (1989). , (revised edition), Bantam Books.
Dunn, D.S., Goldbach, K.R.C., Lasker, J.N., & Toedter, L.J. (1991). Explaining pregnancy loss: Parents and Physicians. Omega 25, 13-23.
Goldbach, K.R.C., Dunn, D.S., Toedter, L.J., & Lasker, J.N. (1991). The effects of gestational age and gender on grief after pregnancy loss. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 61, 461-467.
Lasker, J.N. (1993) Doctors and Donors: A comment on secrecy and openness in donor insemination. Politics and the Life Sciences, 12, 186-188.
Lasker, J.N., Lohmann, J., & Skumanich, S. (1993, Aug.). The role of religion in bereavement after pregnancy loss. Paper presented at American Sociological Association, Miami, Fl.
Lasker, J.N., & Toedter, L.J. (1991). Acute vs. Chronic Grief: The Case of Pregnancy Loss. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 61, 510-522.
Lasker, J.N., Smith, V., and Toedter, L.J., (1991 August). Responses to Pregnancy Loss in Adolescence, presented at American Sociological Association, Cincinnati.
Lasker, J.N., & Parmet, H. (1990). Rabbinic and feminist responses to reproductive technology, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 6, 117-130.
Lasker, J.N., & Toedter, L.J. (1994). Satisfaction with hospital care and interventions after pregnancy loss. Death Studies, 18, 41-64
Lasker, J.N., & Toedter, L.J. (1990). Grief outcomes after perinatal loss: Identifying the bereaved who are coping well or poorly with their loss. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association, Madrid, Spain.
Lasker, J.N., & Borg, S. (1994). In search of parenthood: Coping with infertility and high-tech conception (Artificial insemination, test tube fertilization, surrogate motherhood and ovum transfer). Philadelphia: Temple U. Press. (first edition published by Beacon Press, 1987)
Lasker, J.N., & Borg, S. (1989). Secrecy and the new reproductive technologies. In L. Whiteford & M. Poland (Eds.),New approaches to human reproduction: Social and ethical dimensions. Westview Press.
Lasker, J.N., Borg, S., & Toedter, L.J. (1989). Report of new research on pregnancy loss. In S. Borg & J.N. Lasker(Eds.), When Pregnancy Fails, (revised edition), Bantam Books.
Lin, X. and Lasker, J.N., (1992) Ethnic Differences in Grief and Depression. Presented at Eastern Sociological Society, Arlington, Va.
Lin, X. and Lasker, J.N., (in press) Patterns of Grief Reaction after Pregnancy Loss. American J. Orthopsychiatry,
Parmet, H., & Lasker, J.N. (1991) . Religion and views on reproductive technologies: A comparative study of Jews and Non-Jews. Shofard10, 57-71.
Potvin, L., Lasker, J.N., & Toedter, L.J. (1989). Measuring grief: A short version of the perinatal grief scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 11, 29-45.
Reinharz, S. (1992) Empty explanations for empty wombs: An illustration of secondary analysis of qualitative data. in M. Schratd(ed.), Qualitative Voices in Educational Research. London: Falmer Press.
Mekosh-Rosenbaum, V. and Lasker, J.N. (1995). Effects of Pregnancy Outcomes on Marital Satisfaction; Longitudinal Study of Birth and Loss. Infant Mental Health Journal, 16, 127-143
Stinson, K., Lasker, J.N., Lohmann, J., & Toedter, L.J. (1992) Parents' Grief following Pregnancy Loss: A Comparison of Mothers and Fathers. Family Relations, 41,218-223. Toedter, L.J., Lasker, J.N., & Campbell, D.T. (1990). The comparison group problem in bereavement and the retrospective pretest. Evaluation Review, 14, 75-90.
oedter, L.J., Lasker, J.N., & Alhadeff, J.M. (1988). The perinatal grief scale: Development and initial validation. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 58, 435-449.
The Anguish of Loss, Julie Fritsch with Sherokee Isle, Wintergreen Press, 1988.
Born Too Soon - The Story of Emily, Our Premature Baby, Elizabeth Mehren, Doubleday, 1991.
Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Sherokee Isle, Wintergreen Press, 1982,1990.
Newborn Death, Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson with Chaplains James A. Cunningham, Sarah Ewing, RNs Dale Hatcher and Carol Danner, Centering Corporation, 1990.
When Pregnancy Fails: Families Coping with Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Susan Borg and Judith Lasker, Bantam Books,1990.
When A Baby Dies, Martha Jo Church, Helene Chazin and Faith Ewald, The Compassionate Friends, 1981.
When A Baby Dies: A Handbook for Healing and Helping, Rana Limbo and Sara Rich Wheeler, Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Services, 1986.
When Hello Means Goodbye, A Guide for Parents Whose Child Dies Before Birth, At Birth or Shortly After Birth, Pat Schwiebert, RN, Paul Kirk, MD, Perinatal Loss, Portland, Oregon, 1993.
Comfort Us, Lord - Our Baby Died, A Book of Prayers for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death, Norman Hagley, D.Min.,Centering Corporation, 1985.
Miscarriage - A Shattered Dream, Sherokee Isle and Linda Hammer-Burns, Wintergreen Press,1989.
Miscarriage - Women Sharing From The Heart, Marie Allen and Shelly Marks,John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Miscarriage, Joy and Marvin Johnson with Robin Bock, Carol Dannen, M'Lee Hasslinger, Peggy Jaegly, Sylvia Smith, Centering Corporation, 1992. Books on Sibling Grief
Sibling Grief - After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death, Sherokee Ilse, Linda Hammer-Burns, M.A., Susan Erling, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center, Wayzata, MN, 1984.
Talking with Young Children About Death, A Message From Fred Rogers, Family Communications, Inc., Pittsburg, PA, 1979.
Sibling Grief - How Parents Can Help the Child Whose Brother of Sister Has Died, Marcia g. Scherago, M.S.W., Medic Publishing Co.,1987.
Our baby died. Why? - For Brothers and Sisters, Jake and Susan Erling, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center, Wayzata, MN.
Timothy Duck - the story of the death of a friend, Lynn Bennett Blackburn, Centering Corporation, 1987.
Thumpy's Story - A Story of Love and Grief Shared by Thumpy, the Bunny, Nancy C. Dodge, Prarie Lark Press, 1984.
No New Baby, For boys and girls whose expected sibling dies, Marilyn Gryte, Centering Corporation, 1988.
Difficult Decisions - When an Unborn Baby Has Problems
A Time to Decide; A Time to Heal, Molly Minnick, Kathleen Delp, and Mary Ciotti, Pineapple Press, 1992.
Beyond Prenatal Choice, Virginia Carson, Jill Fonda, Leslie Jadin, Martha MacMillin, Lynda Mulhauser, Beyond Prenatal Choice, 1988. Precious Lives Painful Choices, Sherokee Isle, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center, Wayzata, MN, 1993.
Difficult Decisions, Patricia Fertel, Suzanne Holowinsky, Pat Iams, Michele Winterstein, Signe Gatlin, Scott Scribner, Centering Corporation, 1988.
Organizations and Support Groups
The PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT PROGRAM of the National Council of Jewish Women is a non-sectarian volunteer peer led program providing telephone counseling and support groups to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Address: PLSP, NCJW NY Section, 9 E. 69th St, NY, NY 10021. Tel: 212/ 535-5900x40.
Listserve from "A Heart Breaking Choice"-A very comprehensive internet resource
A.M.E.N.D. 4324 Berrywick Terrace St. Louis, Missouri, 63128 Attn: Ms. Maureen Connelly
soc.support.pregnacy.loss-A usenet newsgroup open to anyone dealing with pregnancy loss.
misc.kids.pregnacyA usenet newsgroup open to anyone dealing with all aspects of pregnancy.
Pregancy and Infant Loss Center 1421 E. Wayzata Bvd. Wayzata, Minn. 55391 Attn: Ms. Gail E. Staples
National Share Office St. Joseph Health Center 200 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, Missouri 63301 Attn: Ms. Catherine A. Lammert
Resolve 1310 Broadway Summerville, Mass. 02144 Attn: Ms. Diane Aronson
The RTS Collection The Lutheran Hospital-La Crosse 1910 South Avenue La Crosse, Wi. 54601 Phone# 1-800-362-9567 Pamphlets for parents experiencing perinatal loss
Our Newsletter c/o Jean Kollantai P.O.Box 1064 Palmer, Ak.99645 Phone# 1-907-746-6123 A Newsletter for parents experiencing loss of child in multiple gestations
SANDS (A voluntary self help organization comprised of parents who have experienced loss) C/-19 Canterbury Rd. Camberwell VIC 3124 WWW Address: E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAND, California Bay Area c/o Alta Bates 2450 Ashby Avenue Berkeley,CA 94705 510-204-1571 Julie Khorsandi can be contacted for any questions
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, New York 10605 (914)428-7100
The Compassionate Friends P.O. Box 3696 Oaak Brook, Illinois 60522-3696
DES Action 2845 24th. Street San Francisco, California 94110
PATH Parents Available to Help 42 Brookwood Drive Branford, Connnecticut 06405
The Empty Cradle Foundation P.O. Box 90604 Henderson, Nevada 89009
The National Directory of Bereavement and Support Groups and Services ADM Publishing P.O. Box 751155 Forest Hills, New York 11375-8755
Bereavement Publishing Inc. 8133 Telegraph Drive Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920 Phone # 719-282-1948 email@example.com
Special Hearts Support Group for Children with Heart disease Contact Darlene Long-Thompson(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perinatal/Pregnancy Loss Group Oakville Family Therapy Centre,345 LakeshoreRd. East Suite 206, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 (Canada)
PenParents Maribeth Wilder-Doerr, P.O. Box 8738, Reno, NV 89507 This is a group for those who have had miscarriages and infant loss. It is conducted by Postal Mail("snail mail" so one need not have a computer or email address.
ALIVE ALONE A newsletter by Kay Bevington, for the group IN LOVING MEMORY, 11115 Dull Robinson Rd. Van Wert, OH 45891
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved Jean Cleary, NCMB, 9412 Heath Ave., Cleveland, OH 44104
Conference on Death and Bereavement Dr. John Morgan, King's College, 266 Epworth Ave., London, Ontario N6A 2M3 Canada. May 12-15
Association for Death Education and Counseling ADEC 638 Prospect Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-4250
World Gathering on Bereavement 1941 Bishop Lane Louisville, KY 40218 1-800-346-3087
Induction for Fetal Abnormality (I.F.F.A.), PO Box 39, Waratah, NSW 2298, Australia
Support after Fetal Diagnosis of Abnormality (SAFDA), Royal Hospital for Women, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia. Contact Sheila Sim (02) 339-4225 or Many O'Reilly (02) 438-7324
National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Network P.O. Box 2365 Reston, VA 22090
International Childbirth Education Association P.O. Box 20048 Minneapolis, MN 55420-0048 (612)854-8660
ASPO/Lamaze 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 204 Arlington, VA 22201
American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth P.O. Box 5224 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Informed Homebirth P.O. Box 3675 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
American College of Nurse-Midwives 1522 K Street NW Suite #1120 Washington, DC 20005 (215) 347-5445
National Association of Childbearing Centers P.O. Box 1 Route 1 Perkiomenville, PA 18074 (215) 234-8068
Maternity Center Association 48 East 92nd Street New York, NY 10028 (212) 369-7300
Cesareans/Support, Education and Concern 22 Forest Road Framingham, MA 01701 (508) 877-8266
Cesarean Prevention Movement P.O. Box 152 Syracuse, NY 13210
The National Perinatal Association 101 1/2 South Union Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3323 (703) 549-5523
National Council on Family Relations 3989 Central Ave., NE Suite #550 Minneapolis, MN 55421
Depression After Delivery P.O. Box 1282 Morrisville, PA 19067 (215) 295-3994
Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
College of Healthcare Executives