Item description for Free to Grieve: Healing and Encouragement for Those Who Have Suffered Miscarriage and Stillbirth by Maureen Rank...
Overview One-third of all women who conceive will have at least one miscarriage. This important book offers guidance for the sorrowing and helps them move on. "Free to Grieve" has helped thousands of couples since it was first published nearly 20 years ago.
Publishers Description "One-third of all women who conceive will have at least one miscarriage. This important book offers guidance for the sorrowing and helps them move on. It tackles the tough questions, including "Why did this happen?" and "Should we try again?" as well as exploring options for treatment and emotional healing. Free to Grieve has helped thousands of couples since it was first published nearly twenty years ago."
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764228684 ISBN13 9780764228681
Availability 133 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 30, 2017 04:30.
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More About Maureen Rank
Maureen Rank has authored or coauthored twelve books, is a former executive director of the Iowa Psychological Association, and is a leadership and organizational consultant. Maureen, the mother of two, makes her home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Reviews - What do customers think about Free to Grieve: Healing and Encouragement for Those Who Have Suffered Miscarriage and Stillbirth?
Free to Grieve Mar 8, 2007
This is a most empathatic book on this type of loss. The Christian perspective is most reassuring. The author has done a wonderful job with this book. I first purchased it after my own loss through miscarriage over 20 years ago. I now keep copies on hand to share with others experiencing the loss of a pregnancy.
Frequently recommend this book to my friends and patients Apr 23, 2004
This book is written from a Christian perspective, but it isn't so "preachy" that people of other faiths or beliefs couldn't benefit from it. The book holds a special place in my heart since it helped me grieve myself, and I have given it out to friends and relatives and recommended it to patients. I have gotten much positive feedback from the recipients. One of the main strengths of this book is that it deals very well with the issue of early pregnancy loss, as well as late-term and infant death. Other books sometimes give early miscarriage little to no attention, and in my own experience, until I found this book, I didn't feel validated or supported about the issues of my early losses. This book makes it clear that no matter the stage of pregnancy, it is ok and right to grieve about your loss. It helps clear up myths about pregnancy loss, and also helps deal with issues that can interfere with normal, necessary grieving processes. I have read similar books, and got some help from them, but some of them were so focused on telling the story of someone else and how they dealt with their loss that they made me feel even worse. This book is set up into fairly short chapters, with titles, and it makes it easy to pick and choose what you want to read so you can skip chapters that you don't feel apply to you. I can't say enough about this invaluable book. I personally am very grateful to the author for writing this very helpful book and I try to keep at least one copy on hand to give out to people who are going through pregnancy loss. It can be a little difficult to find this book in bookstores, and it is one that is sometimes needed unexpectedly, so it is worth it to me to have one available just in case I want to reach out to help someone going through what I did.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK Jan 20, 2000
After loosing my first baby to miscarriage recently I borrowed this book and I hightly recommend it to anyone in a similar situation. Society tends to underestimate the emotional devistation and grief experienced after the loss of a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth. The author confirms and explains why in fact we are "FREE TO GRIEVE".
An excellent piece of work Aug 3, 1999
Maureen Rank, in this book, becomes that friend from whom you long to hear just the right words (which is rare in times of deep pain and loss). I highly recommend her book--it's at the TOP of my list for anyone who has miscarried.
Sandra Glahn, When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden & The Infertility Companion
I only wish I'd found it sooner Jul 6, 1999
Finding this book allowed me to find myself again. When you lose a child, there's really nothing anyone can say to ease your pain. And yet this book says so much that can help you navigate the emotional mixmaster that is miscarriage. I will never be able to thank the friend who gave it to me enough.