Elizabeth Heineman

Elizabeth Heineman

Elizabeth Heineman is the mother of one stillborn and two surviving children. Her memoir of her stillbirth, Ghostbelly, appeared with Feminist Press in 2014. She is a professor at the University of Iowa, where she specializes in European history, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of human rights. She lives in Iowa City.

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Elizabeth Heineman: Mourning a Stillbirth

A stillborn birth is a loss and trauma that’s relatively rare, which can make getting support a little more challenging. In this episode of The Open to Hope show, Drs. […]

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‘Würmchen is Dead’

There’s an old pear tree in our back yard. It’s too close to the house. One of these days, a windstorm will blow one of the high branches onto the […]

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