Losing a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, leaves so many parents lost in grief and full of unanswered questions.
Zoe Clark-Coates, and her husband Andy, have personally faced the loss of five babies. Out of their experiences came the charity The Mariposa Trust (more often known by its leading division Saying Goodbye), offering support to thousands of grieving parents and relatives around the world each week.
Now, Zoe writes a moving account of their experiences and how they found a way through to provide help and support for others. Alongside this are 90 days of daily support for those who are grieving, offering comfort and hope during the difficult days, weeks and months.
The Baby Loss Guide
Written by one of the world’s leading baby loss support experts, The Baby Loss Guide is designed to help you navigate this complex issue. Whether you have personally encountered loss, or support people through this harrowing time, this book provides practical and compassionate advice.
Zoe and her husband Andy have personally faced the loss of five babies. Out of their experiences came the charity The Mariposa Trust (more often known by its primary division Saying Goodbye), offering support to thousands of grieving parents and relatives around the world each week. In her first bestselling book Saying Goodbye Zoe wrote a moving account of their experiences and how they found a way through loss.
In The Baby Loss Guide Zoe provides a supportive and practical guide to walk people through their darkest days of suffering and gives them hope for the future. The first half of the book answers the many questions those who encounter loss ask themselves and others, and until now have resulted in people spending hours exploring the internet to gain answers and insight. It is interlaced with personal stories from both men and women who have been there, and tackles the many myths, taboos and assumptions around loss. The Baby Loss Guide also provides clear guidance and advice on how to navigate life following your world imploding, such as: How do I return to work? How do I know if or when I should try again for more children? How do I communicate with my partner about loss?
The second half of the book offers 90-days of practical and compassionate support. Whether someone’s loss be recent or historic, this support will be a wonderful gift, and will help the person walk the scary path of grief. Zoe’s friendly and down to earth approach means she removes the often over used medical terminology, and this makes The Baby Loss Guide readable, easy to absorb and a vital source of information and help.
Beyond Goodbye walks people through their darkest days of suffering and gives them hope for the future. Written by Zoe Clark-Coates, CEO of the Mariposa Trust and a leading expert on grief who has experienced huge loss in her own life.
Beyond Goodbye is split into two sections: the first examines different types of loss and the second provides a practical 90-day support guide. The issues covered range from the loss of loved ones (parents, partners, children or pets) to the loss of a job, lifestyle or old home. The book will answer common questions the author is asked each week, including how to survive the initial period after loss and how to support yourself or someone else immediately after a death. Zoe will tackle topics that are rarely discussed, including how to maintain intimacy following loss and how to return to work when grieving. The book also addresses myths and misconceptions about grief. Each section in the first half will interlace practical advice with personal stories from individuals to help readers relate.
- Provides lived experience from a leading expert;
- Explains myths of loss;
- Asks and answers key questions in one place;
- Offers practical advice for the grieving and those supporting the bereaved;
- Includes a 90-day support plan.