Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
A Gift of Time

About the authors


     


           

                  


Amy Kuebelbeck, M.A.
, is a freelance writer and former reporter and editor for The Associated Press and other news organizations. She described her experience of continuing a pregnancy with a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis in her memoir, Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life (Loyola Press, 2003),
represented by literary agent Brian DeFiore of DeFiore and Company Author Services, New York, NY. The book received attention from a variety of media, and Publishers Weekly called it "exquisite." The book also was published in Italy as Aspettando Gabriel (Edizioni San Paolo, Milan, 2005) and in South Korea (Hainaim Publishing, Seoul, 2006), and it is used by many hospitals and clinics as a resource for patients. Kuebelbeck edits the website PerinatalHospice.org and has been invited to speak at numerous medical conferences across the U.S. and Canada about the issues raised in her books. She also has been quoted by media including The New York Times and MSNBC.com in stories about perinatal hospice and related issues. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

For a sampling of Ms. Kuebelbeck's speaking events and media coverage, as well as book reviews and ordering information for Waiting with Gabriel, please visit waitingwithgabriel.com.



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, including medical ethics and decision-making.  She is the author of four books for bereaved parents: Empty Cradle, Broken Heart (Fulcrum, 1996), Loving and Letting Go (Centering, 1993; 2002), When Courage Lies in Letting Go, formerly Fly Away Home (Centering, 2000) and Stillbirth, Yet Still Born (PILC, 2000). As a member of the Colorado Collective for Medical Decisions, she collaborated in writing neonatal guidelines to support ethical and humane decision-making in the NICU (1999). She is a founding member and former board member of the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance, a national group that promotes awareness and parent support, and supports the professionals who work with these families. Other recent books are Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Emotional Journey through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013) and Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004), both written with Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D.. Dr. Davis is regularly invited to write articles for professional periodicals and parent support materials, and she is on the expert panel of Pregnancy.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.