Books & Films

#1 Recommended book for bereaved families, loved ones, and professionals

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

By, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Informational Books

- For the initial time before, during, or after the death of a child

1. When The Bough Breaks: Forever after the Death of a Son or Daughter

By, Ph.D. Judith R. Bernstein

2. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

By, Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.

3. A Time To Decide, A Time To Heal: For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love

By, Molly A. Minnick (Author), Kathleen J. Delp (Author), Mary C. Ciotti (Editor)

4. Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us

By, Sukie Miller, Ph.D.

Grief Journeys

- 1st hand accounts or collections of individuals’ healing processes after a loss

1. Dear Cheyenne: A Journey into Grief

By, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore (Founder of the MISS Foundation *)

2. Beyond Tears: Living after Losing a Child

By, Mitchell, Volpe, Long, Levine, Kasden, Goldstein, Eisenberg, Colletti, Cohen, and Barkin

3. They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth

By, Janel C. Atlas

4. Brona: A Memoir

By, Mara Hill

5. Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother

By, Alexa Bigwarfe

6. Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

By, Kelly Farley

7. to linger on hot coals: collected poetic works from grieving women writers

By, Stephanie Paige Cole

8. Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing

By, Lorraine Ash

9. A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies

By, Anne McCracken and Mary Semel

Next Stages

- Contemplating and getting through the next pregnancy

1. Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

By, Carol Cirulli Lanham

2. Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss

By, Amy L. Abbey

3. Celebrating Pregnancy Again

By, Franchesca Cox

For Family and Friends

- Books for their own grief/healing and to help better support their loved ones

1. Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey through Grief

By, Nina Bennett

2. For Bereaved Grandparents

By, Margaret H. Gerner

3. Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professional

By, Earl Grollman

4. For Those Who Live: Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Brother or Sister

By Kathy LaTour

5. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

By, Leo Buscaglia

6. Someone Came Before You

By, Pat Schwiebert

7. The Invisible String

By, Patrice Karst

8. Sad About Sammy: A first response family resource for children experiencing sibling loss and grief

By, Valette J. Sopp and Tonya L. Southwick

9. Always My Brother

By, Jean Reagen

10. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love

By, Earl Grollman

11. Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

By, Karla Helbert

For Children

- Books that are age appropriate for kids of various ages

1. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

By, Leo Buscaglia

2. Someone Came Before You

By, Pat Schwiebert

3. The Invisible String

By, Patrice Karst

4. Sad About Sammy: A first response family resource for children experiencing sibling loss and grief

By, Valette J. Sopp and Tonya L. Southwick

5. Always My Brother

By, Jean Reagen

6. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love

By, Earl Grollman

7. Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

By, Karla Helbert

FILMS

The STILL Project - http://stillproject.org/

STILL is a feature length documentary film project that tells the stories of individuals and families who have suffered the death of a baby during pregnancy or infancy.

Return to Zero - http://returntozerothemovie.com/blog/

This film is based on the real-life experiences of the writer/director after the stillbirth of his son

Losing Layla - http://www.vanessagorman.com/documentary.htm

LOSING LAYLA is ultimately the story of two lovers navigating their way through the territory of the heart after the death of their infant daughter.