Most of the NICU’s should have a booklet that contains revelant information for parents, ask one of the staff if there are any booklets so you can familiarise yourself with all aspects of the NICU and with issues relating to premature babies.The following are some books that have been recommended by some of our parents and some are books that we feel you may like especially books written by parents who had been through the NICU journey. All books with an asterisk * after them are available from Amazon for purchase .
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Premature Baby Journal - available on itunes (From Australian Charity)
NICU Words - available ob itunes
Tiny Footprints: The story of 80 parents journey with prematurity-by the charity Irish Premature Babies*
Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU by Nancy Wight, Jane Morton & Jae Kim
Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 3rd Edition by Jeanette Zaichkin
This Lovely Life: a Memoir of Premature Motherhood by Vicki Forman
Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: the Emotional Journey by Deborah Davis & Mara Tesler Stein
Preterm Labor: Prediction and Treatment. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Volume 32, Number 3 by John Morrison, editor.
The Preemie Primer by Jennifer Gunter.
Supporting Siblings & Their Families During Intensive Baby Care by Linda Rector
The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One - by Robert Sears, Martha Sears & James Sears*.
Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies – by Dan Wechler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, Mia Weschler Doron.*
Your Premature Baby: Everything You Need to Know About Childbirth, Treatment, and Parenting - by Frank P. Manginello & Theresa Foy DiGerinimo*
Your premature baby book - by Nikki Bradford & Sandra Lousada*.
Premature Baby Book, A Parents' Guide To Coping And Caring In The First Years – by Helen Harrison*
Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey - by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D*
Your Premature Baby and Child : Helpful Answers and Advice for Parents - by Amy E. Tracy, Dianne I. Maroney*
The NICU Rollercoaster - by Nicole E.Zimmerman and Edward J. Sprague. (Written by parents of prems)*
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby, by Gotsch Gwen, published by la leche league.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers : The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solution Guide to Breastfeeding from Jack Newman M.D. and Teresa Pitman*
Kangaroo babies - by Nathalie Charpak*
The Littliest Sister - by Leigh Schilling Edwards (Written for 2-7 yr olds with a new prem sibling)*
Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant: Improving Care and Outcomes by Marsha Walker
The Early Birds: a Mother’s Story of Our Times. Jenny Minton
Half Baked: the Story of My Nerves, My Newborn and How We Both Learned to Breathe by Alexa Stevenson
Kangaroo Care: the Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant by Susan Ludington-Hoe & Susan Golant
When Parents Say No: Religious and Cultural Influences on Pediatric Healthcare Treatment by Luanne Linnard-Palmer