Growing Sophia The Story of a Premature Birth is the tender telling of the very early birth of Sophia, born at twenty four weeks gestation, but it is much Under headings such as Grief, Guilt, Affection, Patience, Breastfeeding, Touch, Machines, and Hope the author honestly depicts the NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience through brief, evocative vignettes With practical coping suggestions, a glossary of common terms, and a list of resources, Growing Sophia recognizes and validates the needs and feelings of parents of fragile, premature infants....
|Title||:||Growing Sophia: The Story of a Premature Birth|
|Publisher||:||A Place to Remember April 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||480 Pages|
|File Size||:||662 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Growing Sophia: The Story of a Premature Birth Reviews
Lovingly written and perfectly explained the emotional rollercoaster that we experienced during our NICU experience. I would recommend to any parent currently going through NICU with their child, or anyone still trying to understand the trauma of that time in their lives.
This is a great book for parents and staff. It's a very quick read and appeals to parents of preemies as well as those caring for premature infants as well. I highly recommend it.
This book is fabulous and a must read for NICU parents. I read many books when my twins were in the NICU and this book was my favorite - i couldn't put it down. Both my husband and I kept rereading it and have practically memorized it!
I am the new aunt of a 25-week preemie. In the hospitals NICU library, I found this book by chance, and I couldn't put it down. This collection of short vignettes gave me a peek into the mind of a parent of a preemie, into all the hopes and fears and trials and joys my sister and brother-and-law might experience. And right from the beginning, when my sister tearfully begged me not to do anything to hurt her baby, and a week later, when the strain and exhaustion in her voice were becoming obvious... I felt like I had some point of reference, having read Barsuhn's excellent work.
My wife was given this book by the Social Worker in our NICU...I just read the first paragraph and couldn't put it down...each description, physical and emotional is exactly what my wife and I are going through...I am going to order another copy and give it to our "premie" daughter when she is old enough to fathom what me, my wife, and her went through. This book is a MUST for all parents enduring this rollercoaster of a ride....
While my baby was in the NICU I thought this book would be specifics about a baby I didn't know...Wrong! A wonderful story that perfectly touches on the things ALL preemie parents go through. A quick read and a must read for those intimately involved with a premature child.
I felt as if the book was taken from my own journal. I cried as I read while kangerrooing my preemie. I plan to puchase a copy to donate to our NICU. A great book !!!!!