The Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies--from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond

The Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies--from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond

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by Jennifer Gunter
     
 

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Having a premature baby—a baby born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy— can be a crash course in both medicine and health economics, not just in parenting. Parents face complex information, difficult decisions, and overwhelming grief and worry—with challenges that often extend well beyond those early days and weeks. As an ob/gyn, Dr. Jennifer

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Having a premature baby—a baby born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy— can be a crash course in both medicine and health economics, not just in parenting. Parents face complex information, difficult decisions, and overwhelming grief and worry—with challenges that often extend well beyond those early days and weeks. As an ob/gyn, Dr. Jennifer Gunter has delivered hundreds of premature babies, but as a mother of preemie triplets, she also understands the heartbreak and challenges of prematurity. The Preemie Primer is a comprehensive resource, covering topics from delivery, hospitalization, and preemie development to parenting multiples, handling health issues, and finding special-needs programs. Compassionate, engaging, and medically grounded, The Preemie Primer is the first book on prematurity to combine the insight of a doctor with the experience of a mom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738214146
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
293,885
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Gunter, MD, is an internationally renowned ob/gyn and leading expert in the field of women’s pain medicine. She lives in Mill Valley, California.

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Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies--from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mporada87 More than 1 year ago
I was very excited when I heard about this book, because I just had 25 week boy twins. I bought it when they were two months old, and while this book has a lot of information it, by then I already knew pretty much everything it covered. It's good to use as a reference, but it would probably only be worth it if your only a week or two into your Preemie adventure.
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John3_16 More than 1 year ago
I purchased the book for a client who had her baby at 28 weeks. She informs me the book is an excellent guide to what to expect presently and in the future in caring for her premature infant. Based on her comments I would purchase the book again if the need arises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister in law sent this to me and it is the best book ever. It is easy to read and explains the medical terms while mixing the story of the writer who is also a nicu mom. Her story makes you realize you arent alone and help you find your voice when it comes to the care of your own preemie. Reminding us that we are the primary advocate for our miracles.
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