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When Hello Means Goodbye

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Paperback, 53 pages
Published June 28th 1985 by Perinatal Loss (first published June 1985)
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Jane Lebak
Oct 15, 2013 Jane Lebak rated it it was amazing
This book is designed for families whose baby has just died, but we read it initially after our daughter was diagnosed with a terminal birth defect. I read it again before she was born (four months later) and again a week later after her death. Periodically I re-read it to remind myself that although the outside world pretends that nothing happened, that we have every right to grieve for our baby.

When Hello Means Goodbye effectively gives parents permission to fully parent their dead baby as muc
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Kristen
Jul 22, 2016 Kristen rated it it was amazing
This book is a very helpful, non-religious guide for parents whose baby will not or did not live for long after birth. Each section is very brief, it is easy to read only the relevant excerpts, and the information presented is sufficient. The length is deceptive -- this short book is very helpful.
Judith van Praag
Mar 26, 2011 Judith van Praag rated it it was amazing
Coming from the Netherlands in 1994 I was struck by the number of books published in the U.S. about infant loss. This is one of the titles that brought solace during period of grief and mourning after my baby had died at birth in 1993 and the following four miscarriages. There's nothing like recognition of what you've gone through/ are going through yourself...
Rick Mackinnon
May 22, 2013 Rick Mackinnon rated it really liked it
What do you say or do for a mother who's lost their child at, slightly after or before being birthed? This small book helps you hear in the words of these mothers their pain and anger. The authors give psychological insight into a women's mental and emotional situation. A good read as starting point to understanding and helping women cope with their loss.
Karla Goforth Abreu
Mar 24, 2010 Karla Goforth Abreu rated it really liked it
A book of encouragement for bereaved parents, especially of stillborn babies. This is also helpful for those who are grieving for losses from infant loss beyond stillborn.
Maddie Borel
This is an amazing book and descriptive book
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