Caring For Premature Baby : Food Ideas For A Baby Shower : White Baby Beds
Caring For Premature Baby
Caring for Your Premature Baby
This guide aims to demystify what is often a frightening experience for parents, providing them with the most up-to-date information on pre-term infancy. The authors explain what to do if an extended hospital stay is required; how to prepare for the baby's arrival home; how to produce ongoing medical care and what to expect as the child develops.
Parents of the approximately 11 percent of babies born prematurely (prior to 37 weeks gestation) will find this title a highly valuable resource guide, offering detailed medical information and emotional support. Authors Alan H. Klein, M.D., and Jill Alison Ganon, who deem prematurity "a different beginning," combine the experience of Klein's 25 years as a pediatrician and neonatologist with the assuring point of view of parents who have been there.
Having a baby early births a host of medical complications, such as respiratory, vision, and hearing problems. Parents of premature infants are often plunged unprepared into the mysterious world of medical acronyms, for example: NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit); RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome); CLD (chronic lung disease); and ROP (retinopathy of prematurity). In chapters focusing on respiratory, neurological, and nutritional needs, as well as vision and hearing problems, Klein and Ganon describe medical conditions, treatments, and options so parents can make the best decisions. Chapters on changing expectations, parenting a child in the neonatal unit, and taking baby home balance the medical with the emotional issues of parenting a premature child. "Pessimism serves no purpose whatsoever," writes Klein. Indeed, the true-life stories and photographs of premature infants developing into healthy, rounded babies and children offer an overwhelming sense of hope and encouragement. --Ericka Lutz
Justine & Augusta March of Dimes 2011
Today in the U.S., 1 in every 8 babies will be born prematurely. Some of them won't survive, and others will have health problems that could last a lifetime. The funds we raise in the March for Babies support research that saves babies' lives.
Augusta, our own daughter, came 10 weeks early and was 2 pounds, 6 ounces when she was born May 31, 2002. She directly benefited from the important research that the March of Dimes does on behalf of all premature and low birth-weight babies. She spent 8 weeks in the only neonatal intensive care unit in our region at St. Vincent's in Billings, Montana. Since that time, Augusta has had wonderful medical care, has overcome an atrial-septal heart defect, and has met all her developmental milestones. The photo above was taken when Augusta was at St. Vincent's N-ICU, practicing her breathing. Today, Augusta practices her violin and is finishing second grade while she awaits the celebration of her ninth birthday. This year's participation in the March For Babies is a wonderful family treat for our growing-up girl. In the hopes that there will be more success stories like Augusta's, please send your donation for the 2011 March For Babies. It's easy, safe and secure to make your online donation. You can also join us at Plaza Diane in downtown Powell for the March on Saturday morning, June 11, for the event during the Saturday Market. (Pssst! Can you keep a secret? There will be a BOUNCE HOUSE!) Join us in spirit with the help of your donation to the March of Dimes. Thanks for your friendship and continued support.
Please take a moment to donate what you can to give early babies like Augusta the best chance they can for a healthy life.
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
for my son
I had this tattoo done for my sweet son, he was a premature baby and when he was born he used to fill my hands like this rose does now .
close your eyes and see her face who loves you more than anyone else.....who cares for you in loneliness & dies for you when you cry.......she is no one but your sweet loving MuM.....Love her more than anyone else in this world....Because only she was, and will be there for you all the time....
( this poem was sent to me by mail by a friend when he seen this photo)
(tattoo by lee at taurus tattoo newark)
caring for premature baby
The Premature Baby Book is the result of seven years of intense research into medical literature, and of interview with neonatologists, intensive care nurses, social workers, therapists and hundreds of parents of prematures. From her research and personal experience, Helen Harrison knows exactly what parents want and need to know to deal with the emotional, medical, and practical issues facing them after the birth of a premature baby.
Proceeds from the sale of The Premature Baby Book will be donated to organizations that help premature babies and their families.
quilted baby bag
mother and baby music
you will always be my baby mariah carey lyrics
beanie babies baby
wireless baby monitors
baby boy airplane nursery
ovulation calculator baby center