Just a Moment Too Soon is not only a comprehensive guide to What to Expect When you have a Preterm baby or sick full-term baby in the NICU, it is a complete manual for parents containing vital, reliable information to inform, educate, equip and empower parents and their families. You will learn about: The basics of ventilation, CPAP, High Flow, conditions that impact breathing. Parenting in the NICU: bonding with your baby - the importance of skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care. How to care for your baby's emotional needs, appropriate touch, the value of sleep and the impact of chronic sleep deprivation. Reading your baby's cues - interpreting his or her body language. Lactation, expressing, how to increase milk supply naturally, breastfeeding your prem. How to prevent oral aversion - negative effects of the NICU experience on infant feeding and its impact upon normal development. Tips on taking your prem home, maximising development, normal motor and speech development. Maternal health and wellbeing: caring for your stitches, post-natal exercises, how childbirth and breastfeeding impacts your sex life, incontinence. What contributes to developmental delay and disability. Your options if your baby dies. Common Challenges for Prems: what they are and the aims of management: Anaemia, Apnoea, Feeding intolerance, Chronic Lung Disease, Infections, Intraventricular Haemorrhage, Hernia, Hypoglycaemia, Jaundice, Necrotising Enterocolitis, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Periventricular Leukomalacia, Pulmonary Haemorrhage, Retinopathy of Prematurity. Challenges for Full-Term infants: Meconium Aspiration, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension, Birth Asphyxia, Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy, Neonatal Strokes.
Just a Moment Too Soon
What to Expect When You Have a Premature Baby
Mind, Body & Spirit /
Family & Parenting