Your Premature Baby: The Complete Guide to Premie Care During That Crucial First Year
Foreword by Dr. Benjamin Spock
As the parent of a premie, you're probably wondering, what do all those tubes, monitors, and lights in the intensive care unit mean? What are the special medical problems I might face during these crucial first months? How can I talk to my premie? How will he or she respond? Can I breastfeed? Where can I find premie-size diapers and clothes?
In simple, honest terms, this book will answer all your questions during that important first year—from the very moment you give birth in the hospital until your baby blows out the candles on that first birthday cake.
Its special features include:
• an eight-page pictorial demonstrating premie care
• an illustrated story for young sisters and brothers about their premie sibling
• special growth charts for recording your premie's development
• a state-by-state listing of support groups offering counseling, advice, and reinforcement from other parents just like yourself
. . . and much, much more.
An invaluable sourcebook, Your Premature Baby is the only guide you'll need to help you meet the special challenge of parenting a premie with confidence—and love.
“Offers comforting and practical advice for parents . . . highly recommended.”—Library Journal
39 pages matching feel in this book
Results 1-3 of 39
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
More Fetus Than Baby
A Tour of the Intensive Care Nursery
Tubes and Lines
17 other sections not shown
able apnea begin bilirubin blood vessels body bottle bradycardia brain bleeds breast milk breastfeeding breathing bronchopulmonary dysplasia called catheter cause cerebral palsy cervix child CPAP crib damage diapers doctors and nurses drugs ductus early especially eyes feeding feel fetus fluid full-term babies gestational age healthy high-risk hospital hyaline membrane disease infection intensive care nursery isolette jaundice Katie keep look low birthweight lungs monitor months corrected age nasogastric tube neonatologist newborn nipple normal obstetrician occur ostomy overprotective oxygen oxygen hood pediatrician percent physical pregnancy premature birth premature infants premie premie mothers premie parents premie's probably problems pump reflex respiratory risk says seizures skin sleep sleep apnea social sounds suck surfactant surgery term babies there's thing tiny tion tube twins usually utero uterus ventilator worry