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The preemie primer : a complete guide for parents of premature babies--from birth through the toddler years and beyond

by Gunter, Jen.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Parent-Teacher j 618.9201 Gun P-T
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Parent-Teacher
Call Number  j 618.9201 Gun P-T
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.
Additional Information
Subjects Premature infants -- Care.
Premature infants -- Development.
Publisher Cambridge, MA :Da Capo Press,2010
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xx, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780738213934 (alk. paper)
0738213934 (alk. paper)
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