Your premature baby: everything you need to know about childbirth, treatment, and parenting

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 322 pages
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The definitive guide to caring for your premature infant—in a newly revised and expanded edition

The comprehensive and acclaimed guide to everything you need to know about your premature baby, from prebirth preparation to home care, is now more up-to-date than ever. This new and expanded edition covers the latest procedures, equipment, and medications, and includes the most current information available on multiple births, respiratory treatments, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, follow-up therapies, and more

You'll also find moving and instructive personal accounts from other parents who have coped with the emotional and practical issues of premature birth. With updated resources for parents on everything from clothing and breastfeeding to social services, financial assistance, and support groups, Your Premature Baby provides essential information and peace of mind

"You want to know what treatment your baby will require . . . what her development will be like, and what special care she will need. All these topics are addressed in this helpful book . . . inspirational." —American Baby

"This book gives you all the information you need to help you cope with the ordeal of giving birth to and caring for a premature baby." —Mother & Bab

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

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FRANK P. MANGINELLO, M.D., is Director of Neonatology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

THERESA FOY DIGERONIMO, M.Ed., is a freelance writer of twenty-five books, including the bestselling Raising a Thinking Child, and innumerable magazine articles on parenting issues.

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