New Zealand Books

Baby Loss Books in Schools

What's happened to BabySands Coromandel/Piako has a project which aims to have the book ‘What’s Happened to Baby?’ donated to every primary school and early education centre in New Zealand.

For $22.50 you can have a book donated to a school of your choice with a dedication from your family in memory of your baby or child. If your chosen school already has a book, Sands Coromandel/Piako will let you know and work with you to choose another. It is a lovely way to remember your baby/child and to help others in our community.

See the link below for information on the project and an easy way to donate online.

A Tribute to Tabitha-RoseA Tribute to Tabitha-Rose:
Stories of Baby & Infant Loss in NZ

edited by Vicki Culling

This beautiful book holds 24 stories of pregnancy, baby and infant loss; stories that many bereaved parents, families and whanau will identify with.

You can purchase a copy of the book through Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley at $20 per copy (plus $5 postage). Email

This is a lovely gift to give someone you know who has experienced the loss of a precious baby or child.

Baby GoneBaby Gone
True New Zealand stories of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss

by Jenny Douché

When our babies have gone it’s a heartache that no one can heal, but our shared bond is something that no one can take from us.

Inside this book are 45 true New Zealand stories about living with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. The stories are written from the heart by those affected. If you, or someone you know, is missing a part of their lives, this book may give great comfort. Hold it close and dear.

Baby Gone has been created by Jenny Douché to help provide solace to those who are missing a part of their lives.

For more information and to purchase a copy of this book, go to:

Holding On and Letting GoHolding on & Letting Go:
Facing an Unexpected Diagnosis in Pregnancy

compiled by Vicki Culling

This is a book about love. It contains stories from parents who have faced an unexpected diagnosis in pregnancy and have made a decision. The decision may have been to ‘Hold On’ and continue the pregnancy; it may have been to ‘Let Go’ and induce or terminate the pregnancy.

It contains contributions from health and caring professionals about making such a decision.

For more information and to purchase, go to