- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Books


"A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss, Guidance and Support for You and Your Family," by Ingrid Kohn and Perry Lynn Moffitt, Routledge, 2000. In this book, counselors talk about the full range of emotions one might feel after pregnancy loss.
"Surviving Pregnancy Loss: A Complete Sourcebook for Women and Their Families," by Rochelle Friedman, Citadel Press, 1996. This book discusses medical reasons and treatments for miscarriage.
"Pregnant After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death," by Carol Cirulli Lanham, Berkley Publishing Group, 1999. This book reassures expectant parents who have already suffered a loss by discussing fears, the chance of recurrence and what to talk about with the doctor.

Associations


International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, PO Box 6836, Arlington, Va. 22206. Phone: 703/379-9178. Web site: www.inciid.org. This group has fact sheets on pregnancy loss, on-line chats with medical experts, message boards and research updates.

On line


Hygeia (www.hygeia.com) is a site that was founded by Yale University obstetrics professor Dr. Michael R. Berman and named for the Greek goddess of health and healing. The site looks at all aspects of pregnancy loss, from research updates to poetry written by Dr. Berman and others to readers personal stories.
The Mayo Clinic's Web site (www.mayohealth.org) has an extensive section on pregnancy complications, including facts about the medical causes and emotional reactions to miscarriage.
Several parenting Web sites have bulletin boards and live chats where those recovering from pregnancy loss, trying to conceive after loss or pregnant after a loss can find support:

• www.parentsoup.com

• www.parentsplace.com

• www.ob/gyn.net/women/loss/loss.

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