This book was born from a heart that has been broken by the loss of two of Clara Hinton’s sons. It is her belief that hearts broken by the loss of a child will always have a void, and there will forever be a longing ache for the child that is no longer here. But, we can and must learn to live in our brokenness. Deep within our hearts are seeds of hope. When we nurture those seeds we will learn how to see life with eyes of love once again. It is Clara’s sincere hope and prayer that as you read Child Loss: The Heartbreak and the Hope your heart will be warmed and you will be able to see life from a new perspective that moves far beyond the heartbreak of child loss into the light of hope. She wants to thank you for walking through this journey of loss with her. As we rewrite our story from within our brokenness, may our story be one of courage and hope! This book is a must-have for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child. It is a practical guide for reentering life after loss and will most assuredly plant seeds of hope within your broken heart.

“Child Loss: The Heartbreak and the Hope deals with losing adult children who should have lived to bury their parents, not the other way around. It’s a brave book I recommend to college classes like mine, as well as to church groups and support groups seeking to put words to a grief that should not be but too often is.” – Dr. Kenton Stone, associate professor at Allegany College of Maryland

About the Author
Clara Hinton is a mom whose life has been blessed beyond measure, but has also been broken into a million pieces. She knows both the unmatched miracle of birth and the deep, unrelenting grief of child loss. Clara has been writing for twenty years, beginning with her first book, Silent Grief, which continues to serve as a daily companion to those suffering the loss of a child. In her most recent book, Child Loss: The Heartbreak and the Hope, Clara takes a deeper look into the complex, ongoing pain of child loss and walks those grieving the loss of a child through the foggy abyss of grief into a place of learning how to live within the ongoing pain of loss. This book is a reflection of her own heart following the sudden, unexpected loss of her son Mike, coupled with the experience of working with grieving parents for over twenty years. The Heartbreak and the Hope sheds new light and insights on the most misunderstood grief of all – the grief of child loss. You will never view child loss the same after reading this book! You will understand that your job is not to fix the broken heart, but rather learn how to rewrite your life story from the deep love that can only be found in brokenness. Clara is a national speaker, certified bereavement facilitator, workshop leader, author, blogger, and grief coach. She has led workshops coast-to-coast over the past twenty years, encouraging thousands of families of child loss. You can find Clara on Facebook at Silent Grief – Child Loss Support, where her daily posts encourage hundreds of thousands every week. She can also be found on the web at,, and



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Part of the 5-star book series, Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Pregnancy features the stories of mothers seeking to find hope and healing in the aftermath of losing first, second, and third trimester pregnancies and stillbirths. Offering 18 firsthand accounts, readers who share the same path will find comfort and compassion, family and friends will gain better understanding, and professionals will appreciate the rich spectrum of journeys narrated by writers from around the world. Learn more at A portion of proceeds from the retail sales of this book is donated to Sufficient Grace Ministries.

“VITAL . . . Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Pregnancy gives voice to the thousands of women who face this painful journey every day. Often alone in their time of need, these stories will play a vital role in surrounding each reader with warmth and comfort as they seek understanding and healing in the aftermath of their own loss.” -JENNIFER CLARKE, obstetrical R.N., Perinatal Bereavement Committee at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, founder of Baby Jasmine’s Angel Nursery and advocate of CuddleCots “HEALING . . . Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Pregnancy gives voice to a grief so private, most women bear it alone. These diaries of pregnancy loss can heal hearts and begin to build community and acceptance to speak the unspeakable, to acknowledge each pregnancy loss and the child that would have been. Share this book with your sisters, mothers, grandmothers and friends who have faced the grief of pregnancy loss. Pour a cup of tea together and know that you are no longer alone.” -DIANNA VIAGIANOS ARMENTROUT, Poetry Therapist & Author

About the Author
LYNDA CHELDELIN FELL is an emotional healing expert, award-winning & international bestselling author, and a pioneering visionary dedicated to raising awareness and shedding insight on relevant and stigmatized issues. She is the creator of the 5-star book series Grief Diaries featuring true stories about ordinary people finding healing and hope in the face of extraordinary journeys. Lynda has facilitated community vigils, authored over 18 books and has interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Trayvon Martin’s mother, sisters of the late Nicole Brown Simpson; Pastor Todd Burpo of Heaven is For Real, CNN commentator Dr. Ken Druck, and other societal newsmakers on finding healing and hope in the aftermath of life challenges. She is a national commentator for multiple news publications, CEO of AlyBlue Media, and board president of the National Grief & Hope Coalition. Learn more at JENNIFER CLARKE is an obstetrical R.N. and a member of the Perinatal Bereavement Committee at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in Bolingbrook, Illinois. She created Baby Jasmine’s Angel Nursery, and raises funds to donate CuddleCots to hospitals nationwide. STEPHANIE MALCOLM and her husband of almost seventeen years have seven young children. Aside from being a busy mother and wife, she volunteers at her children’s school and is passionate about ministering to mothers who have lost a child.



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Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: “You are not alone and you can survive.”

” Empty Cradle, Broken Heart is written with great awareness and sensitivity. Deborah Davis gets it just right.” -Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth

“…there is comfort in these pages.” – Mothering magazine

“This gentle book fills a void often overlooked how it feels to lose a baby during or shortly after pregnancy.” -Booklist

“Davis speaks directly to the emotional and physical needs of bereaved parents.” -Judith Lasker, author of When Pregnancy Fails

“This book is a comprehensive resource for bereaved parents and the practitioners who help them.” -THANATOS, A Realistic Journal Concerning Dying, Death and Bereavement

“As the mother of a stillborn son, I find this book to be the best I’ve found to date (and I’ve read at least 20!).” -J. Walter, Pennsylvania

“The best book on this subject. I did a huge amount of reading after I lost my baby, and I can tell you that this book is head and shoulders above anything else I’ve read on this subject. -A. Douglas, Canada

From the Back Cover
The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death affects roughly 50,000 U.S. families every year. This revised and expanded edition of Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Added to this edition is new information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on “protective parenting” to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends and parents facing infant loss will find support and reassurance in this gentle guide.
About the Author
Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and writer who specializes in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis during pregnancy and infancy, and medical ethics and decision-making during pregnancy and in the NICU. She is the author of several books for bereaved parents and parents of premature babies and has written many articles for parents and professionals.