1. The Parenting Experience of Loss 2. Smooth: Preconception 3. Break-Up: A Time of Disequilibrium 4. Sorting Out: 12 Weeks to 24 weeks Gestation 5. Inwardizing: 24 to 32 Weeks Gestation 6. Expansion: 32 Weeks to Birth 7. Preparation for Labor and Birth 8. Neurotic Fitting Together: Birth Through the First Six Weeks of Life 9. Loss in a Multi-fetal Pregnancy 10. Fetal Reduction in Multi-fetal Pregnancies 11. Heartbreaking Choices 12. Offering a Therapeutic Educational Support Group 13. Bereaved Parents Raising Children 14. What About the Children? 15. Fathers/Partners: It Affects Me Too 16. Holistic Healthcare for Bereaved Parents
Joann O'Leary works as an independent trainer and consultant on issues related to pregnancy, early parenting, and perinatal loss and is field faculty at the University of Minnesota's Center for Early Education and Development. Her research focuses on the infant mental health needs of children born into bereaved families. Jane Warland is a registered midwife and senior lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses particularly on complications of pregnancy and perinatal mental health.
For family life educators working in their various roles that may include work with families experiencing pregnancy after prenatal loss, this is a valuable resource. - Betty L. Cooke, National Council on Family Relations, Summer 2017 29:3 Perhaps one of the great strengths of this book is its attention to the children born subsequent to a loss, beginning with the suggestion that bereaved parents are different (not less than, just different) than non-bereaved parents. O'Leary and Warland have made a major contribution to prenatal and perinatal psychology, as well as to obstetric and pediatric practice and to public understanding. - Michael Trout, Journal of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health