The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One

Martha Sears, Author, Robert Sears, Author, James Sears, Author
Martha Sears, Author, Robert Sears, Author, James Sears, Author Little Brown and Company $15.99 (244p) ISBN 978-0-316-73822-4
Reviewed on: 09/20/2004
Release date: 09/01/2004
About 12% of all babies born in the U.S. are born prematurely, say Bill and Martha Sears, a husband-and-wife, doctor-and-nurse team of pediatric experts and authors of the Sears Parenting Library (which includes The Pregnancy Book, The Baby Book and other bestselling guides). They co-wrote this book on the essentials of premature births with their two oldest sons, Bob and Jim, who are pediatricians, and the result is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to understanding why babies are born prematurely, what the ramifications of such births are and what parents can do about it. The authors address parenting a preemie in the hospital and parenting a preemie at home, all the while providing an astute combination of statistics, Q&As and first-person notes from""Dr. Bob."" Employing an honest but reassuring tone, the Sears family addresses all manner of medical questions, as well as parents' frustrations and feelings of helplessness.
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