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Preemies - Second Edition

Preemies - Second Edition

The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic—now updated to reflect the many advances in neonatology.

P reemies, Second Edition is the only parents’ reference resource of its kind—delivering up-to-the-minute information on medical care in a warm, caring, and engaging voice. Authors Dana Wechsler Linden and Emma Trenti Paroli are parents who have “been there.” Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stage—from high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years—imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand.

Preemies, Second Edition covers topics related to premature birth, including:

What are your risk factors for having a premature baby?

Can you do something to delay early labor?

What do doctors know about you baby’s outlook during her first minutes and days of life?

How will your preemie’s progress be monitored?

How do you cope with a long hospitalization?

Are there special preparations for you baby’s homecoming?

What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance?

Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 656 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416572329 | 
  • November 2010
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About the Authors

Dana Wechsler Linden

DANA WECHSLER LINDEN, a journalist, was a senior editor at Forbes magazine when she gave birth to premature twins. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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Emma Trenti Paroli

EMMA TRENTI PAROLI, a medical news writer, has authored cover stories for L’Espresso and other leading publications. She and Dana met when their children shared the same room in the neonatal intensive care unit. Emma lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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Mia Wechsler Doron

MIA WECHSLER DORON, M.D., a neonatologist at the NewbornCriticalCareCenter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is Dana’s sister. In addition to caring for patients, she conducts clinical research, teaches, and writes on ethics and medical decision making. Mia lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

 

 

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