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If your baby is premature-born before 37 weeks of pregnancy-you're not alone. Having a premature baby is a crash course in medicine, health economics, and parenting combined. Parents often face complex decisions and overwhelming worry, and the challenges can extend well beyond those early days and weeks. Now, in The Preemie Primer, Dr. Jennifer Gunter provides you with crucial support.
Jennifer Gunter, MD, is an internationally renowned ob/gyn and leading expert in the field of women’s pain medicine. She lives in Mill Valley, California.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Our Story||p. xiii|
|The Beginning||p. 1|
|Prematurity 101||p. 3|
|Causes of Prematurity and Interventions||p. 11|
|Multiple Pregnancy||p. 23|
|Your Delivery||p. 33|
|Your Premature Baby and the Hospital||p. 41|
|The First Few Days||p. 43|
|Prematurity and the Lungs||p. 55|
|The Cardiovascular System||p. 69|
|The Nervous System and Prematurity||p. 79|
|Infection in the NICU||p. 93|
|Blood: Understanding Tests and Disorders||p. 101|
|Nutrition and Feeding in the Hospital||p. 111|
|Gastrointestinal Problems in the NICU||p. 121|
|Vision and Hearing||p. 131|
|The Mind-Body Connection||p. 141|
|Emotional Health||p. 143|
|Medical Mindfulness||p. 153|
|Making the System Work for you||p. 161|
|Navigating Your Health Insurance||p. 163|
|Prescription Drugs||p. 179|
|Government and Other Assistance Programs||p. 187|
|Life at Home||p. 197|
|Going Home||p. 199|
|Primary Care||p. 209|
|Infection Control||p. 219|
|Lungs at Home||p. 229|
|Growth and Nutrition||p. 239|
|The Preemie Gastrointestinal Tract: Constipation, Reflux, Food Allergies, and Colic||p. 251|
|Milestones and Neurological Concerns||p. 265|
|Preemies Get Diaper Rash, Too||p. 279|
|Other Things you Should Know||p. 291|
|What No One Else Will Tell You||p. 293|
|Epilogue: If We Did It, So Can You||p. 303|
|Appendix: Growth Charts for Boys and Girls||p. 313|
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