A brilliant book which helps navigate through the world of NICU and the accommodation period after being discharged. It combines a good balance of professional and parental input for a really helpful comprehensive book touching all the key areas of Prematurity. Explains medical terminology and is useful in understanding what doctors are saying as well as preparing the parents for what else might follow.
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 babys outlook during her first minutes and days of life?
How will your preemies progress be monitored?
How do you cope with a long hospitalization?
Are there special preparations for you babys homecoming?
What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance?
Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?