The more people I talk to, the more I realize that helpful resources for miscarriage and pregnancy loss can be hard to find when you need them. As I find things, I intend to post them here. If there have been other resources that have been helpful to you, I’d love to hear about them.
About What Was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriage, Healing and Hope – edited by Jessica Berger Gross; I found that reading stories from other women who have been there helped me greatly. It was the very first book I found, and the stories helped me cry, laugh, and generally feel less alone.
Naming the Child: Hope-filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death – by Jenny Schroedel; This is a lovely book that offers some much-needed suggestions and helps. I would not recommend this book on its own, however, as it seems to emphasize stillbirth and infant death and sometimes make miscarriage an afterthought.
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World – by Serene Jones; this is a book on trauma in general, but it has a chapter that is focused on reproductive loss. I found it named the pain of loss well, and provided a beautiful theology that made space for the pain and grief while providing a comforting image of the Triune God.
A Liturgy for a Miscarried Child – Jason Goroncy