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Bereavement Resources

As well as a list of publications, we have a list of other organisations that may be able to offer you support.

Books for adults

TAMBA'S BSG NEWSLETTER

The Tamba BSG exists to support all parents and carers who have lost from a multiple birth whether it is during or after pregnancy. We are sorry for your loss and hope that you will find some comfort in the newsletter. Click here to read.

TAMBA'S BEREAVEMENT BOOKLET

By Erika Fraser

For parents who have lost one or more babies from a multiple birth. You can download a copy of the booklet here. If you would like a hard copy please click here to send us your name and address. 


Thank you to the Big Lottery Fund for funding our Bereavement Support Booklet.

 

HELPING A BEREAVED PARENT

Click here to download our factsheet with ideas on how to support a bereaved parent. This factsheet is an extract from our Bereavement Support Group booklet.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR LOSS

This factsheet has information on understanding the complex emotions of losing one or more babies. Click here to download.This information is taken from our Bereavement Support Group booklet.

WHEN ONE OR MORE BABIES DIE

Click here to download our factsheet containing support on what you may want to do if you suffer a loss. The information in this factsheet is taken from our Bereavement Support Group booklet.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP LEAFLET

Click here to download our BSG leaflet containing aimed at Health Professionals, containing what support is available.

HOW TO SURVIVE WHEN ONE TWIN DIES

By Vicky Burley

Vicky Burley Smith has written a very moving account of her journey through twin loss during pregnacy. The journey takes her from the excitement of finding out she was pregnant with twins only to be told that she was likely to lose one, to delivering one healthy baby and one stillborn. The book closes with Coran's uplifitng funeral.

The book is available to buy or download from http://www.amazon.co.uk/ or you can contact Vicky for a copy vicky@thelovingparent.com.

 

EMPTY CRADLE, BROKEN HEART

By Deborah L. Davis

Deals with miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. Includes issues of the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth.

ISBN-13: 978-1555913021

 

FAMILY

By Susan Hill  

The true account of the fight for the life of the author's premature baby, Imogen, which ended in her death at five weeks. 

ISBN: 978-0140108866

 

FINDING ZOE

By Paula Jackson

This is an inspiring story about the search for baby Zoe, a twin who died at birth and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Aldershot Military Cemetary and her twin brother in Australia who finds peace forty years on. It follows the steadfast endeavours of the author to mark Zoe’s death and the special bond that always exists between Twins.

www.brieflives-remembered.co.uk

 

FROM A CLEAR BLUE SKY

By Timothy Knatchbull

Surviving the Mountbatten Bomb: a loving account of the author’s famous family and how their lives were shattered in a second. A journey of coming to terms with the loss of a beloved identical twin. Before Knatchbull set out he feared that by returning to events 24 years earlier and seeking the truth he may do more harm than good. His journey allowed him to undergo a vital process which had escaped him as a boy: the letting go of his continued emotional attachment to his twin. He said goodbye. He hopes that his story will encourage others who have suffered trama or grief to find their own innner peace.

www.fromaclearbluesky.com

ISBN: 978-0091931469

 

OUR BILLIE

Ian Clayton

The story of how a father attempts to come to terms with the loss of his beautiful twin daughter after a tragic canoeing accident.

ISBN: 978-0141042336

 

THE LONE TWIN

Joan Woodward 

Understanding Twin Bereavement and Loss

This book includes parental attitudes to the surviving twin, the feelings of the surviving twin and the affect of loss in adulthood.

ISBN: 978-1853433740

 

TWINS AND MULTIPLE BIRTHS

Dr. Carol Cooper

Chapter 14 deals with the death of a twin, the surviving twin and lone twins as adults.

ISBN: 978-0-091-89485-6

 

WHEN A BABY DIES 

Nancy Kohner & Alix Henley

Deals with late miscarriages, stillbirths and neo-natal deaths.

ISBN: 978-1555913021

 

Books for children: 

THE STORY OF...

By Kate Polley

Sam and Finn is the story of my twin sons, one of whom died unexpectedly 12 hours after birth. Originally written for my surviving twin, Finn, it is a book for all children and families who have experienced the loss of a twin, sibling or child. It is a story of hope. These books can be personalised.

Sam and Finn – Kate Polley | OodleBooks

ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9930569-1-8
 
25 p from every Sam and Finn book sold will be donated to Tamba

 

A STAR FOR BOBBY

Helen Keenor

A book about the death of a baby sibling, aimed at children around 3-6 years old.

ISBN-13: 978-0954693213

 

ALWAYS MY TWIN

Valerie R Samuels

For young children who have experienced the death of their twin sibling.

ISBN: 978-1412060363

 

ALL SHINING IN THE SPRING 

Siobhan Parkinson 

A simply written book for young children to help them understand loss.

ISBN-13: 978-0862783877

 

WATERBUGS AND DRAGONFLIES

Doris Stickney

Aimed at small children to help them deal with death.

ISBN:978-0829816242

 

BADGERS PARTING GIFTS

Susan Varley

A simple story, evoking positive thoughts about death.

ISBN: 978-0006643173

Click here to view a list of other organisations that may be able to offer you support.

Counselling Services 

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html 

This is an external organisation to Tamba that may be of help to some of our families.