The Preemie Primer
A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies--from Birth Through the Toddler Years and BeyondBook - 2010
Having a premature baby--a baby born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy-- can be a crash course in both medicine and health economics, not just in parenting. Parents face complex information, difficult decisions, and overwhelming grief and worry--with challenges that often extend well beyond those early days and weeks. As an ob/gyn, Dr. Jennifer Gunter has delivered hundreds of premature babies, but as a mother of preemie triplets, she also understands the heartbreak and challenges of prematurity. The Preemie Primer is a comprehensive resource, covering topics from delivery, hospitalization, and preemie development to parenting multiples, handling health issues, and finding special-needs programs. Compassionate, engaging, and medically grounded, The Preemie Primer is the first book on prematurity to combine the insight of a doctor with the experience of a mom.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2010
Branch Call Number: 618.92011 GUN 2010
Characteristics: xx, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm