When Hello Means Goodbye
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When Hello Means Goodbye: A guide for parents whose child dies before birth, at birth, or shortly after birth
This sensitive booklet is a help to families during the early days of their grief. It helps answer questions and prepare parents for the days ahead. It can be given to parents at the first acknowledgment of their baby’s death to help them best use the short time they’ll have with their little one. Among topics covered are: collecting keepsakes; ways to celebrate the birth and death of a baby; reasons for seeing, holding and naming a dead baby; emotions common to bereaved parents; information about autopsies; where to find help; and the unique situations of fathers, siblings, and grandparents. Contains beautiful poetry.
also available in Spanish
Authors: Pat Schweibert, RN and Paul Kirk, MD