Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey by Deborah L. Davis, Mara Tesler Stein |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey

Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey

by Deborah L. Davis, Mara Tesler Stein
     
 

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“An invaluable resource.”—William Sears, MD

The premature birth of a baby is both a medical and family crisis. Within the pages of this comprehensive guide, parents will find compassionate support, practical suggestions for coping and adjusting, and advice that empowers them to handle an array of emotions.

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“An invaluable resource.”—William Sears, MD

The premature birth of a baby is both a medical and family crisis. Within the pages of this comprehensive guide, parents will find compassionate support, practical suggestions for coping and adjusting, and advice that empowers them to handle an array of emotions.

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Library Journal
Developmental psychologist Davis (Loving and Letting Go) teams up with clinical psychologist Stein to offer advice and information to parents of premature infants. Much of the content is useful, in particular, advice on learning how to communicate with hospital staff and debating the viability of future pregnancies, a "Points to Remember" section, and the experiences of parents on issues such as feelings of grief when a baby comes too early and managing any disabilities that appear as the child grows. The authors devote a section to fathers, who (we are reminded) will experience different yet equally significant responses to the premature birth of their child. However, single parents and their support networks are notably absent. At 900-plus pages, the book should approach comprehensiveness, but it falls short and often repeats itself. An optional purchase for large public and hospital libraries. Heather O'Brien, Acadia Univ. Lib., Wolfville, N.S. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555918781
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2004
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
928
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and writer who specializes in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis during pregnancy and infancy, and medical ethics and decision-making during pregnancy and in the NICU. She is the author of several books for bereaved parents and parents of premature babies and has written many articles for parents and professionals. Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She lives in Chicago. Both authors specialize in the emotional aspects of crisis around pregnancy and parenting, parent education, child development, and family-centered care.

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