Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

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Preemies is the only resource of its kind -- a comprehensive "Dr. Spock"-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic, 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's hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years -- imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand.

Preemies 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?
  • Can you breastfeed your preemie?
  • How do you cope with a long hospitalization?
  • What should you know if your baby needs surgery?
  • 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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This book is helping me so much with questions I have about my preemie. It gives you detail information on everything premies may face. Just yesterday I walked into the NICU and saw a IV in my babys ... Read full review

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The friend I bought this for was so happy and relieved to receive this book to help her understand the situations and problems shed be facing with a son born 11weeks premature despite the fact hes ... Read full review


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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.

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.

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.

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