Preemie Parents: Recovering from Baby's Premature Birth

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The number of premature births in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years, with premature birth now designated the #1 obstetrics problem in the United States - affecting some 12 percent of all births. In the midst of these births—where a mother's arms and joy are replaced by incubators and cautious hope— are the parents, whose strength and emotional stability may understandably wane in the face of the challenges and fears created with the birth. It is about and for the benefit of these parents ...

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Overview

The number of premature births in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years, with premature birth now designated the #1 obstetrics problem in the United States - affecting some 12 percent of all births. In the midst of these births—where a mother's arms and joy are replaced by incubators and cautious hope— are the parents, whose strength and emotional stability may understandably wane in the face of the challenges and fears created with the birth. It is about and for the benefit of these parents that this helpful book was written.

Psychotherapist Lisa McDermott-Perez, joined in this work by several medical experts also offering insights, reveals the world of preemie parents and the emotional stresses they face before and after the birth. From feelings of guilt and anger over real and imagined mistakes, to depression, jealousy and fear, we learn how traumatic this time can be fbr mothers and fathers. This book takes us step-by-step to either recover as Preemie Parents or to help loved ones who are facing the situation. Appendices list resources and support networks, definitions of terms and equipment commonly used in neonatal medicine, and common medications and their potential side effects.

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"Psychotherapist McDermott-Perez describes steps parents can take at every stage of the preemie experience, including preparing for the possibility a birth will be pre-term, coping strategies for immediately after the birth, understanding the needs of the unfinished baby, dealing with the unexpected such as jealousy and going home alone, bonding, advocacy, taking the needs of others into consideration, self-empowerment, anxiety and the focus on the future, inspiration and hope, the role of the father, and what to do when all concerned are at the breaking point."

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"Preemie Parents: Recovering From Baby's Premature Birth is clearly written with parents in mind. McDermott-Perez….notes that there are many medical texts with helpful information about premature infants, but these books do not address the emotial issues that parents face. She presents useful factual information, offers advice, and brings in the perspectives of medical professionals and of other parents….Her approach is refreshingly direct….Family members, friends, and medical professionals all have an interest in furthering the psychological well-being of parents going through the often-challenging experience of parenting a premature infant. This book should help in that effort….It deserves a wide audience."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275989064
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

LISA MCDERMOTT-PEREZ is a Licensed Psychotherapist and certified Family Therapist, and also the mother of a child born prematurely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    This book was soooooo HELPFUL to me

    This book really helped me understand what my baby was going through and how I could help her, what I could expect and how our future would be. I believe that all hospitals should give a copy of this to new mothers of premies. It will really help set them at ease with thier new little bundles of happiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Real help for mothers of preemies

    I am the mother of a premature little boy. I felt so helpless and alone when all the other mothers with perfectly healthy babies would get together and talk about their perfect little bundles of joy. This book helped me to feel less alone, and to understand the unique joiys of my beautiful miracle baby. Thank you Ms. McDermott for helping us all cope with this frightening experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    The baby wasn't the important part in this book

    Preemie baby parents and relatives need help in knowing what to expect. The author wrote more about herself than the preemie. Definitely, a Do Not Buy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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