Preemie Primer A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies - From Birth Through the Toddler Years and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0738213934
ISBN-13: 9780738213934
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jennifer Gunter
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Description: Having a premature babya 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Having a premature babya 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 worrywith 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 Primeris 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 Primeris the first book on prematurity to combine the insight of a doctor with the experience of a mom.

Foreword
Prologue: Our Story
The Beginning
Prematurity 101
Causes of Prematurity and Interventions
Multiple Pregnancy
Your Delivery
Your Premature Baby and the Hospital
The First Few Days
Prematurity and the Lungs
The Cardiovascular System
The Nervous System and Prematurity
Infection in the NICU
Blood: Understanding Tests and Disorders
Nutrition and Feeding in the Hospital
Gastrointestinal Problems in the NICU
Vision and Hearing
The Mind-Body Connection
Emotional Health
Medical Mindfulness
Making the System Work for you
Navigating Your Health Insurance
Prescription Drugs
Government and Other Assistance Programs
Life at Home
Going Home
Primary Care
Infection Control
Lungs at Home
Growth and Nutrition
The Preemie Gastrointestinal Tract: Constipation, Reflux, Food Allergies, and Colic
Milestones and Neurological Concerns
Preemies Get Diaper Rash, Too
Other Things you Should Know
What No One Else Will Tell You
Epilogue: If We Did It, So Can You
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Appendix: Growth Charts for Boys and Girls
Glossary
Index

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