Virginia Williams lives and writes in southeastern England. In 2003, she lost her second child, Ben, to stillbirth. Her essay "What No One Tells You" was published in the Rowman & Littlefield anthology They Were Still Born: Personal Stories About Stillbirth in 2010. She is currently at work on her first book, a memoir about her son's death.
This short guide will help parents who have recently suffered a stillbirth navigate through the early days of grief and loss. Answering the questions: how long will I hurt this way, how do I tell my living children, and can I really survive this, this guide offers hope for grieving families as well as additional resources for grief recovery.