Pregnancy Loss

MHPG Pregnancy Loss Resources 

This list was revised by the MHPG Education Resources Committee, 2021-2022. Contributors (in alphabetical order): Carrie Eichberg, PhD, Stephanie Lane-Hicks, LPC, ATR-BC., Jen Noonan, LPC, Katharine L. Rowny, PsyD.

Please note that the following resources are intended for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the advice or guidance of a licensed healthcare professional. The presence of any particular item on this list does not represent an official endorsement or opinion of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) or the ASRM’s Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG).


The resources below are listed in alphabetical order. An asterisk indicates the book was written by a current or former member of the MHPG.


DePuy, C., & Dovitch, D. (1997). The Healing Choice: Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion. Fireside.

 *Kluger-Bell, K. (2000). Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss. Harper Collins.

 Torre-Bueno, A. (1997). Peace After Abortion. Pimpernel Press.


Miscarriage and Infant Death

Allen, M., & Marks, S. (1993). Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart. Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Cohen, J. (2007). Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage. Rutgers University Press. 

Davis, D. (2016). Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. Fulcrum. 

Devine, M. (2017). It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Sounds True, Inc.

DuBois, E.& Backman, L. (2006). I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing, and Recovery. 

Hooper, K., Resnick M., & Diep, H., (2021). All the Love: Healing Your Heart and Finding Meaning After Pregnancy Loss. Turner. 

*Kluger-Bell, K. (2000). Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss. Harper Collins.

Kohn, I., & Moffitt, P. (2000). A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss—Guidance and Support for You and Your Family. Taylor & Francis, Inc.

McCracken, E. (2008). An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir. Little, Brown and Company. 

Miller, J. (2020). Rebirth: The Journey of Pregnancy After a Loss. Hachette.

Nelson, T. (2004). A guide for fathers: When a baby dies. A Place to Remember. Tim Nelson.

Rothert, D. (2019). At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death. Open Air Books. 

Scofield, M. (2019). I Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book. ‎ I Love You Still, LLC. 

Shahine, L. (2017). Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent

Pregnancy Loss. Lora Shahine.

Sherokee, I. (2002). Empty Arms: Coping with miscarriages, stillbirth and infant death.        Wintergreen Press.

Taylor, B. (2021). Unimaginable: Life After Baby Loss. Brooke Taylor.

Taylor, Z. (2010). Pregnancy Loss: Surviving Miscarriage and Stillbirth. Kindle e-book.

Vredevelt, P. (2009). Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those that Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy. Random House.

White, K (2021) . Your Guide to Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Hope and Healing When You're No Longer Expecting. Mayo Clinic Press.

Zucker, J. (2021). I Had a Miscarriage: A Memoir, a Movement. The Feminist Press at CUNY.

Pregnancy After Loss

Cox, F. (2012). Celebrating Pregnancy Again. Kindle e-book.

 *Domar, A. D., & Oakes, S. C. (2016). Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy. Penguin.

 Douglas, A., & Sussman, J. R. (2000). Trying Again: A guide to pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Taylor Trade Publishing.

 Ross-Whitte, A & Henke, L. (2017) Joy at the End of the Rainbow: A Guide for Pregnancy After a Loss.

Pregnancy Termination/ Fetal Anomaly

 Brooks, C. (2008). Our Heartbreaking Choices: Forty-Six Women Share Their Stories of Interrupting a Much-Wanted Pregnancy. iUniverse, Inc.

 Mayer-Whittington, N. (2007). For the Love of AngelaSaint Catherine of Siena Press.

 Smarr, C. (2006) Precious Pregnancies, Heavy Hearts: A Comprehensive Guide for Families Facing Painful Choices About Their Pregnancy and All Who Share Their Pain.

Azri, S., & Ilse, S. (2015). The Prenatal Bombshell: Help and Hope when Continuing Or Ending a Precious Pregnancy After an Abnormal Diagnosis. Rowman & Littlefield.