P reemies, Second Edition is the only parentsâ reference resource of its kindâdelivering 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 âbeen there.â Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stageâfrom high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool yearsâimparting 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 babyâs outlook during her first minutes and days of life?
How will your preemieâs progress be monitored?
How do you cope with a long hospitalization?
Are there special preparations for you babyâs homecoming?
What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance?
Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?