The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic—now updated to reflect the many advances in neonatology.
Preemies, 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?
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.
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.
"This extremely comprehensive and informative book, written in plain language, will serve as a comforting companion for parents and health-care professionals alike." —Avroy A Fanaroff, M.D., FRCP[E] Professor, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Co-director, Division of Neonatology, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland
“A practical and reassuring source of information”
- Liza Cooper, LMSW; Director, NICU Family Support; March of Dimes Foundation
“This is the best book I’ve ever read for parents of premature infants. It’s accurate, up-to-date, and contains the answers to just about every question I’ve ever been asked….” - Jerold F. Lucey, M.D., F.A.A.P.; Editor Emeritus, Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics and University Scholar; Henry Wallace Professor of Neonatology; University of Vermont College of Medicine
“The book is packed with the kind of information that parents really want….It’s a trustworthy resource to aid parents through the uncertainties of very special deliveries.” – Parenting Magazine