A groundbreaking book that will change the taboo nature of baby loss, allowing for more open discussion, acceptance and support for the bereaved and those around them
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 are supporting 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 give them hope for the future. The first half of the book answers the many questions those who encounter loss ask themselves and others, which 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. It 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 60-days of practical and compassionate support. Whether someone's loss is recent or historic, this support is a precious gift that will help an individual 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.
The ultimate resource to lead anyone through the heart-wrenching experience of baby loss. The advice within these pages is invaluable ... a lifeline to all who read it - Jools Oliver
The Baby Loss Guide and Mariposa Trust are the first place I'd turn if grieving the loss of a baby or wanting to support someone else through baby loss. This book is filled with love and wisdom and because of Zoe's own experiences she can support in ways others can't. - Sally Phillips
Following the devastating loss of five babies, Zoe decided to use her counselling qualifications and twenty years of experience in the business and charity sectors to improve support for anyone who suffers baby loss. She founded the Mariposa Trust with her husband, which in just five years has become one of the leading support charities in the UK, reaching over 50,000 people each week across the world. The Secretary State for Health appointed Zoe to co-chair a new national review of loss across the NHS and the UK. She conducts 3-5 TV and radio appearances each week and has become a regular guest and commentator on BBC Breakfast and ITV.