miscarriage is a special kind of loss.
With it comes the death of the family's hopes,
expectations and plans surrounding the birth of a child.
When a miscarriage occurs, there are usually no
rituals or religious observances to help people heal.
Yet there has been a genuine loss which affects
both children and adults.
written to help young children understand and cope with
a miscarriage. In
this sensitive, beautifully illustrated book, Molly is
looking forward to becoming a big sister.
But one day, Mommy and Daddy have some sad news
for her. Something
has gone wrong, and now the baby Mommy was carrying will
not be born. “It’s sort of like when a flower bud doesn’t get to
blossom into a flower,” her parents tell her.
“Even when a Mommy takes very good care of the
baby inside her, sometimes it’s just not strong enough
to live.” Molly’s
parents help her with the difficult emotions she
experiences, and she and her grandmother ultimately find
a way to help comfort Molly’s parents and herself.
grew out of several years of work that Dr. Cohn has done
with women who have experienced miscarriage, includes an
introduction for parents providing information about how
to talk to young children about this difficult subject.
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