Your Premature Baby: Everything You Need to Know About the Childbirth, Treatment, and Parenting of Premature Infants

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Wiley, Apr 24, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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The definitive guide to caring for your premature infant.from pregnancy and childbirth, through the often lengthy hospital stay. Your Premature Baby Usually kept in the dark by busy doctors and hospital staff, "preemie" parents often have nothing better to go on than hearsay and superstition. They feel powerless and become filled with unnecessary fears and anxieties. Now, Your Premature Baby, arms you with all the up-to-date information you need to weather the often frightening and costly ordeal of birthing and caring for a premature baby. Written by a neonatologist, it provides the most up-to-date information available User friendly, the book allows parents to quickly find answers to specific questions and situations Explains medical complications that can arise, their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis Includes advice on financial aid, a complete glossary of medical terms, and resources for support In a warm and intelligent writing style, the authors calm parents fears and help them cope with the many emotions aroused by premature birth

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Chapter One The Birth of a Preemie
Chapter Two Routine Medical Care

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Frank P. Manginello, MD, is Director of Neonatology at the Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, MEd, has authored many successful books and articles on medicine and parenting.

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