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Understanding the NICU : what parents of preemies and other hospitalized newborns need to know

Zaichkin, Jeanette, 1956- (editor.). Weiner, Gary M., (editor.). Loren, David, (editor.).

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Hawley Public Library 618.9201 UND (Text) 33500012341236 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781610020480
  • ISBN: 1610020480
  • Physical Description: xix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy Of Pediatrics, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Family Story Icons -- Please Note -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Family Story: Bailey Jo & Abraham -- Family Story: Kellan -- Family Story: Christopher -- An Unexpected Beginning -- Family Story: Lucy -- The NICU Journey Begins -- Family Story: Nathan -- Family Story: Pascal -- NICU Equipment and Tests -- Family Story: August (Auggie) -- Common Medical Problems -- Family Story: Holland & Eden -- Your Preterm Baby -- Family Story: Frankie -- Parenting in the NICU -- Family Story: Maxwell -- Feeding Your Baby -- Family Story: Sienna -- Homeward Bound -- Family Story: Niklas, Gabbie, & Lukas -- Home at Last -- Family Story: Allison & Reece -- Family Story: Jack & Henry -- As Your Child Grows -- The Loss of Your Baby -- Appendix -- Index.
Summary, etc.: "Most parents do not expect to begin life with their new baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). They often feel lost and powerless amidst this new world of medical vocabulary, technology, and numerous health care providers. Understanding the NICU will guide you through your NICU journey, help you communicate with members of the NICU team, and learn about your baby's condition so that you can ask questions and participate as a valuable partner in your baby's care. It will also provide important information about how to care for your baby after you leave the hospital and head home with your little one." --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #2
    It's hard to imagine a better guide for parents of premature babies than this title from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The well-qualified authors, a nurse and two medical doctors with decades of experience in neonatal intensive care units, spell out what brings babies to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). They explain many problems, from bleeding in the brain to complications of diabetes and high blood pressure. And they note that some babies die. They recommend that parents of preemies name their offspring: "Referring to a baby by name, even after death, gives dignity to that life." They share the stories of 14 families whose babies spent weeks and sometimes months in the NICU, and share their photos. No two stories are alike. Augie was born 16 weeks early, with no lasting problems; twins Holland and Eden, also born 16 weeks early, suffer from cerebral palsy. All the parents express sincere gratitude for the doctors and nurses who supported them and their kids. As a result, even the not-so-happily-ever-after tales feel somehow empowering. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list that includes essential clinical titles and award-winning books for parents.

Subject: Premature infants Hospital care
Neonatal intensive care
Newborn infants Hospital care
Hospitals Nurseries
Parent and infant
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
HEALTH & FITNESS / Children's Health
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology
Neonatal intensive care
Premature infants Hospital care
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