The Bottom Line
- Contains information from pregnancy to preschool.
- Parent's and doctor's perspectives are both included and well balanced.
- Easy to read and easy to find what you're looking for.
- Information on parenting multiples included in almost every chapter.
- At 599 pages, may be overwhelming for some parents.
- Comprehensive coverage of premature birth and premature babies from before birth until preschool and beyond.
- Each chapter includes parent stories, a doctor's perspective, common questions and answers, and information on multiples.
- Detailed table of contents and thorough index make it easy for parents to find the right information when they need it.
Guide Review - Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, Second Edition
If you are only going to read one book about premature babies, this should be the one. Revised and updated for 2010, Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, Second Edition is a thorough and complete look at premature babies, from pregnancy to preschool.
Although Preemies is a long book (and sorry, no e-reader versions available), it is well laid out. The table of contents is clear and very detailed, as is the index, so readers will be able to find what they need in a snap. Information hungry parents of preemies will find what they're looking for here, at every stage of their baby's development.
Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies is a well laid out book that contains a good balance of parents' stories and the doctor's perspective. Most chapters contain:
- A series of stories written by parents of preemies.
- A doctor's perspective, including assessment, common problems, and family issues.
- Frequently asked questions with detailed answers that parents can read again and again.
In my NICU, this is the one book we have available for parents to borrow, and I fully understand why. Filled with current and well researched information presented in an easy to understand format, Preemies is an amazing book. I wish that we could give each parent a copy with their NICU admission paperwork.