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Early : an intimate history of premature birth and what it teaches us about being human / Sarah DiGregorio.

Author/Creator:
DiGregorio, Sarah author.
Other Title:
Intimate history of premature birth and what it teaches us about being human
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020] , ©2020
Format/Description:
Book
x, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
DiGregorio, Sarah.
Neonatology.
Premature infants -- Hospital care.
Medical subjects:
Infant, Premature.
Neonatology.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Informational works.
Informational works.
Case studies.
Summary:
Inspired by Sarah DiGregorio's harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, Early is a compelling and empathetic blend of memoir and rigorous reporting that tells the story of neonatology - and explores the questions raised by premature birth.
Contents:
Prologue: one birth
The unexpected: millions of births. What happened? ; Treatments and outcomes ; Viability and the zone of parental discretion
The body: incubation. The history of incubation: Coney Island, chicken eggs, and changelings ; The modern incubator, or how to build a giraffe ; The incubators of the future: babies in bags
The breath: treating repiratory distress. Dr. Mildred Stahlman and the miniature iron lung ; Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos and the rugged machine ; JFK's lost baby and the advent of surfactant
The Self: protecting the premature brain. The revolutionary practice of listening to preemies ; Follow-up care: preemie development beyond the NICU
The threshold: end-of-life issues at birth. What should we do for 22-week babies? ; Knowing when to stop ; Choice, decisions, and the messiness of real life
The crisis: the body under stress. Racism causes preterm birth ; What prematurity means in Mississippi ; Group prenatal care and the power of community
The invisibles: breaking the silence. The hidden trauma of prematurity ; Grown preemies speak for themselves
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-336) and index.
ISBN:
9780062820303
0062820303
OCLC:
1096344704
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