A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies by Tim Nelson is a small book that makes a big impact. Written by a dad for dads, it is perfect to share with a father dealing with the death of his baby at any stage of pregnancy or early infancy. It is especially helpful immediately after a loss, as it covers topics such as talking with medical providers, supporting one's partner, telling the news to children, and planning a funeral. However, it also contains information helpful down the road such as going back to work, seeking out a support group, communicating in the months ahead, and going through a subsequent pregnancy. The book is small enough to slip into a pocket to read when the opportunity arise and I wish this were given to every dad when confronted with the loss of a baby.
Naomi's Circle News
Here you will find articles intended to help you in your journey. Some will be reviews of websites and books. Some will be devotionals, some general articles, and some will be guest bloggers. Feel free to comment and let us know if there is something you would like to see addressed here.
Week 1: Devotional
Week 2: General article about loss
Week 3: Testimony/guest blogger
Week 4: Website/book Review