1. Grieving Grandparents...After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death, by Sherokee Ilse and Lori Leininger; Pregnancy & Infant Loss Center, Wayzata, MN, 1985.
A fifteen page booklet that describes a grandparent's grief and explains their child's grief. Offers practical suggestions for helping themselves and their children pass through this tragic experience. Very supportive and comforting.
2. QUIETUS - A Story of a Stillbirth, by Jean M. Gunderson BSN and Donna E. Harris, ED.D.;Centering Corporation, Omaha, NB, 1990.
Quietus is defined as the act or fact of dying. The author shares her touching and vivid story of how she lost a child from the perspective of a mother, but also of a public health nurse. The grandmother, the author's mother, also eloquently details her view of what she and her daughter experienced from her grandson's death. The author takes us through her pregnancy to the loss while revealing her strategies for coping.
3. The Grief of Grandparents, RTS Bereavement Services, LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, 1994.
This is a small 7 page booklet for grandparents experiencing the loss of a grandchild through stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death. Grandparents feel not only the pain of the loss of the grandchild, but they also feel the pain of seeing their own child hurting. This booklet validates those feelings and also explains the four stages of grief their children may be experiencing. Interspersed throughout the booklet are quotes from grandparents or parents expressing their feelings, adding what was and was not helpful for them during this difficult period.
4. For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret H. Gerner, Centering Corporation, 1990.
A short booklet, thoughtfully written, by a woman who had lost both a son and a granddaughter early in life. Holistic approach with special emphasis on the roles of grieving and of active listening. Provides the parent's and grandparent's perspective and offers suggestions for working through the loss.
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