The Preemie Primer

The Preemie Primer

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Having a premature babya€”a baby born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancya€” 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 worrya€”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.Once your baby is too heavy for the bassinet/co-sleeper or can roll over, shea#39;ll need to sleep in a crib. ... A premature baby has a softer skull at birth, so shea#39;s at greater risk. ... Plagiocephaly can often be prevented by letting your baby spend time on her tummy every day while shea#39;s awake (as long as youa#39;re watching) and anbsp;...

Title:The Preemie Primer
Author:Jennifer Gunter
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2010


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