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Good info if your baby was born 20 years ago!
on September 30, 2001
This USED to be the bible of premie books. Twenty plus years later we have made tremendous strides in saving babies. Even 15 years ago I found many of the scenarios to be too depressing and no longer realistic. I do hope the author will come out with an update since so many people are directed to this book. In the meantime, I highly recommend (and use often when helping parents understand the crisis of their babies premature birth)Newborn Intensive Care: what every parent needs to know by Jeanette Zaichkin and published by NICU Ink. In 1983 we were just beginning to involve parents in their babies care and seeing them as an integral part of "the team". This newer book (1996) focuses on those things that parents can do to maximize their babies outcomes. Don't distress yourself over medical problems that are more easily treated today. Instead, empower yourself with positive information!!!