Saving a child…finding a family When an unknown woman is dragged from the wreckage of a train crash, her final words before she falls into unconsciousness are for the life of the baby inside her. As the baby fights for its life in the special care unit, Dr Stewart Kramer knows he must do all he can to save it - he believes it to be his late brother’s baby. But as the baby’s mother recovers Stewart gets closer to her, and discovers there is much more to her than anyone first thought. And both she and the baby Stewart has worked tirelessly to save have found a way into his heart…
Special care babies are at the centre of a complex system of relationships involving both family members and professionals. Prematurity, disability and life-threatening situations create a crisis, which is likely to have a different meaning for each participant. This book focuses on the important relationships which are essential for the survival and development of these infants
Author: Dale Hatcher, Kathleen Lehman
The first section describes invitation signs, time-out signals, and other ways you can help your baby grow and develop. Invaluable to NICU parents. The second section informs parents of their baby¿s needs ¿ how preemies need to feel love and warmth from mom's and dad¿s touch and presence. Addresses parents¿ emotional needs.
This is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. The language is clear and direct and references up-to-date. The author covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common drugs, as well as breast conditions and problems and their resolution. Particular attention is paid to feeding the vulnerable baby and to alternative methods of feeding.
Preemies - Second Edition
Author: Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, Mia Wechsler Doron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic—now updated to reflect the many advances in neonatology. Preemies, Second Edition is the only parents’ reference resource of its kind—delivering up-to-the-minute information on medical care in a warm, caring, and engaging voice. Authors Dana Wechsler Linden and Emma Trenti Paroli are parents who have “been there.” Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stage—from high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years—imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand. Preemies, Second Edition covers topics related to premature birth, including: What are your risk factors for having a premature baby? Can you do something to delay early labor? What do doctors know about you baby’s outlook during her first minutes and days of life? How will your preemie’s progress be monitored? How do you cope with a long hospitalization? Are there special preparations for you baby’s homecoming? What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance? Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal?
The Unconscious at Work
Author: Anton Obholzer, Dr Vega Zagier Roberts, and Members of the Tavistock Clinic 'Consulting to Institutions' Workshop,
Working in the human services has always been stressful, and the current massive changes in the organization of these services, together with dwindling resources and ever greater demands for cost effectiveness, add to the stresses inherent in the work. Even in the best run and best resourced organizations there are pockets of irrationality where unconscious institutional processes undermine both effectiveness and morale. The contributors to this book use ideas drawn from psychoanalysis, open systems theory, Bion's work with groups, and group relations training to explore the difficulties experienced by managers and staff in a wide range of care settings. Each concept is illustrated with examples from practice to make it recognizable and useful to the reader. Each chapter develops a theme relating to work with a particular client group or setting (including hospitals, schools, day centres, residential units, community services and many others), or explores aspects of work organization (for example, the supervisory relationship, facing cuts and closure, or intergroup collaboration). By describing both the difficulties and their own feelings and thoughts while consulting to these institutions, the authors offer the reader new ways of looking at their own experiences at work which will be both enlightening and helpful.
Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. Placing the child and his or her personality, family life, feelings and behaviours in the foreground, Bartram addresses all the 'ordinary' challenges and tasks of parenting, such as sibling relationships, nursery and school, toilet training, and healthy aggression, as well as those that are of particular relevance to the parents of young children with special needs. This accessible book will provide a wealth of information to help parents of a child with special needs understand his or her development and their own relationship with the child, and will also be of interest to professionals working with babies and pre-school children with special needs.
Their special care baby…. When Nurse Jaynie Winchester goes into premature labor, no husband or boyfriend comes rushing to her side. Baby Tara is delivered, and sent straight to the special care unit. But Jaynie is not the only one willing the tiny mite to survive. Respiratory therapist Terrance Zanderson finds himself getting more and more involved with this new family, even though he'll never risk fatherhood again. Then Terrance realizes who Tara's father is….
Provides information to parents about child development and how the infant is expressing her needs.
New mum Sheena’s newborn girls are fighting for their lives, and paediatric surgeon Will Beckman is the man to save them – the same Will who was once the love of Sheena’s life! Sheena’s hoping for two little miracles – but perhaps an unexpected third dream might also come true...
Under Special Care
Author: Laura MacDonald
A year ago mutual attraction flared between Sister Louise Keating and Dr. Matt Forrester, and a whirlwind marriage soon followed. But finding time for each other in their busy work schedules proved impossible, and they separated. Now they're working together again in the special-care baby unit. As the lives of their tiny patients hang constantly in the balance, Louise and Matt ride a roller coaster of emotions that takes them to a new level of intimacy. The question is, as they heal these fragile babies, can they also heal their marriage — with a little special care?
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Author: Deborah Colgan, Susan Appel, Susan DeSantis
Offers practical tips and sound advice for expectant and new mothers to prepare for breastfeeding and deal with common postpartum problems.
Author: Wendy Webb
My Baby Rides the Short Bus
Author: Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman, Sarah Talbot
Publisher: PM Press
The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled children and their parents.