Nina Bennett

Nina Bennett has 4 grandchildren, one of whom was unexpectedly born still following a healthy full-term pregnancy. She has worked in reproductive health since 1976, and was a childbirth educator for nearly 10 years. A healthcare professional and frequently requested guest lecturer, Nina presents talks and workshops locally and nationally. She is the Principal Investigator of an IRB-approved research study looking at how grandparents incorporate perinatal loss into their families. Nina is a social activist who gives voice to the often silent grief of grandparents through her writing and speaking. Her articles and poetry have appeared in the anthology Mourning Sickness, The Broadkill Review, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Grief Digest, the News Journal, A.G.A.S.T., Different Kind of Parenting, M.I.S.S.ing Angels, and Living Well Journal, as well as many other publications. Nina is the author of Forgotten Tears A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief. Proceeds from her book are donated to MISS Foundation, and other agencies supporting families bereaved by the death of a baby. She contributed a chapter to They Were Still Born, a collection of first-person accounts of stillbirth.

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Articles:

Robin Williams’ Legacy: Opening a Conversation about Suicide, 12 Aug 2014

She Died: Bereavement Without Euphemisms, 23 Feb 2014

When a Father Dies on Father’s Day, 11 Jun 2013

Mother’s Terminal Diagnosis Teaching Daughter to ‘Live While Dying’, 03 Oct 2012

Deceased Grandchild Sends Dragonflies to Grandma, 28 Aug 2011

Bereaved Grandmother Turns the Corner on Grief, 21 Feb 2011

Families Crave Remembrance After a Loss, 12 Nov 2010

Meditations on the Word ‘Still’, 15 Aug 2010

‘I’ve Never Been a Crier,” But Now…., 15 Sep 2009

Mother Learns How to Comfort Bereaved Son, 18 Jun 2009

‘Don’t Ever Doubt You Are a Mother’, 02 May 2009