Preemies - Second Edition: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

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The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic—now updated to reflect the many advances in neonatology.

Preemies, Second Edition is the only parents’ reference resource of its kind—delivering up-to-the-minute information on medical care in a warm, caring, and engaging voice. Authors Dana Wechsler Linden and Emma Trenti Paroli are parents who have “been there.” Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stage—from high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years—imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand.

Preemies, Second Edition covers topics related to premature birth, including:

What are your risk factors for having a premature baby?

Can you do something to delay early labor?

What do doctors know about you baby’s outlook during her first minutes and days of life?

How will your preemie’s progress be monitored?

How do you cope with a long hospitalization?

Are there special preparations for you baby’s homecoming?

What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance?

Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?
 

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Contents

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If Your Baby Needs Surgery
346
Kinds of surgery a Preemie may Need
353
Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus
360
Finally Taking Your Baby Home
375
Questions and Answers
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If You Want to Take Your Preemie on
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When Only One Twin Needs Early Delivery
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How a Maternal Transport Is Done 61 Bonding
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Pulmonary Hypertension
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How a CSection Is Done 65 Multiples
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The First
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Questions and Answers
92
Suctioning
118
The Plastic Spa 99 Father Feels Faint
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Is Your Baby Sick or Just Immature? 107 Can You Be the Blood Donor?
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Is a Baby on a Ventilator in Pain? 116 Multiples
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The First Week
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A Journey from
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Sores from Tape 159 Human Milk Banks
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High Blood Sugar 163 Meconium Obstruction
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How to Make Your Baby Feel Loved in
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Emotions?
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What Your Baby Is Telling YouHow
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Questions and Answers
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The Possibility of LaterOnset Lactation
256
Baby Is Not Gaining Enough Weight
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A Peek Inside Your Babys Lungs 291 ET Tube Accidentally Pulled Out 292 In Plain Language What Is BPD? 293 Hoarse Voice 298 High Blood Pre...
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Multiples
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House Rules for Home Nurses
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Giving Medications
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From Preemie to Preschool and Beyond
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Questions and Answers
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Growth Predictions
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Possible VP Shunt Problems
462
When Parents Have Something Special to Worry About
491
Language Education for Children with
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Does Your Child Have Cortical Visual
506
Losing a Baby
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Risk Factors for Prematurity Whos at Risk?
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Conversion Charts for Weight and Temperature
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Multiples
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Index
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One Twin with Disabilities
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About the author (2013)

DANA WECHSLER LINDEN, a journalist, was a senior editor at Forbes magazine when she gave birth to premature twins. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

EMMA TRENTI PAROLI, a medical news writer, has authored cover stories for L’Espresso and other leading publications. She and Dana met when their children shared the same room in the neonatal intensive care unit. Emma lives in New York City with her husband and son.

MIA WECHSLER DORON, M.D., a neonatologist at the Newborn Critical Care Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is Dana’s sister. In addition to caring for patients, she conducts clinical research, teaches, and writes on ethics and medical decision making. Mia lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.



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