When my preemie twin daughters were in the NICU, my “bible” was The Premature Baby Book: A Parents Guide to Coping and Caring in the First Years by Helen Harrison and Ann Kositsky. While it was originally published in 1983, most of the information was still relevant in 1994. In fact, between my two preemie twins, they had almost every complication (ie Respiratory Distress Syndrome, PDA (heart murmurs), central line infections, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), etc.) that the book covered.
Since that book is now hard to come by, and I’m not giving up my copy (it stays in my remembrance tub), I frequently get asked what book do I recommend? After some research, I suggest the top selling book in the appropriate category on Amazon: Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies by Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli and Mia Wechsler Doron M.D.
Linden and Paroli are actually mothers who met in the hospital when their preemies were born, and Doron is a neonatologist who all put together this comprehensive guidebook for parents of premature babies. Order your own copy from Amazon.com.
Since I’m a big fan of saving money with coupon codes, you may want to see if you can find some Books Online coupon codes. Unfortunately Amazon never has coupons available for books, but their prices are comparable without.
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