Friday February 28, 2020 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
At TPI 2232 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA, Center Room
Book Title: At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death
Author: Donna Rothert
Written by a psychologist who experienced two pregnancy losses herself, At a Loss offers thirty essays on the thoughts, feelings, and struggles that come along with losing a pregnancy or baby. Topics include hopelessness, anger, loneliness, acceptance, mindfulness, posttraumatic growth and reflections on life many years after the death of a baby. Appropriate for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, termination due to a medical diagnosis, infant loss or other type of baby loss as well as those who work with this population. Whether early in the crisis of grief or exploring the loss years afterward, this book supports the reader to increase their self-compassion and find new ways to understand and heal after baby loss.
Join us for a reading and discussion of the new book At a Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death. This book consists of 30 short essays about living after pregnancy or infant loss. It is inspired by the author’s own experiences of perinatal loss as well as her 15 years of working with individuals and couples coping with baby loss. The book will be for sale at this event.
About the Author
Donna Rothert, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Oakland and Walnut Creek. She is a co-founder of Perinatal Psychotherapy Services and specializes in working with issues related to pregnancy, the postpartum time and reproductive loss. At a Loss is her first book.
“A heartfelt and wide-ranging series of encouragements for dealing with grief.” Kirkus Reviews
“If there was ever a book that could be your true friend when you most needed one, this is that kind of book. Open these pages and you will find comfort and relief.” Mira Ptacin author of the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul
“At a Loss is an important modern guide to navigating life after the passing of your baby during pregnancy or infancy. Dr. Rothert offers wisdom and real-life suggestions, drawing from her personal experience as well as the countless hours she has spent counseling other parents who have endured this unimaginable tragedy. ”Kiley Hanish, OTD,OTR/L; founder,Return to Zero: HOPE
Admission is free. Books available for event price of $15. RSVP required to attend as space is limited.
Light refreshments will be served.