|Looking for information??? Well here are some good places to start!!!!!|
|Got questions about what the doctor or nurse
just told you? Confused by all the medical language and abbreviations? Then
"For Parents Of Preemies" http://www2.medsch.wisc.edu/childrenshosp/Parents_of_Preemies/index.html
"For parents of preemies, answers to commonly asked questions."
This site is one of the most comprehensive sources of information on the web. It details the chances of survival, and risks of disabilities, introduces the people and equipment involved in the care of a preemie, defines all the abbreviations you will hear, and explains many of the common problems and diseases. It then helps you to understand your preemie's development, and gives you clues on how to enhance it. The site also outlines the criteria a preemie must meet before discharge from the NICU, and some practical advice for the days after discharge.
All of this information is also available in Spanish at: http://www2.medsch.wisc.edu/childrenshosp/Preemie_Parent_Sp/spindex.html
|One of the first websites I found when
looking for information on premature infants was:
Created by Clark and Natalie King, and featuring their incredible son, Tommy, this site contains just about anything and everything that even remotely relates to having a premature infant.
The journey begins in the Hallway, which, like any good house, will lead you to anywhere you want to go. You can relax in the Living Room, where you can chat, and see who else has visited the nursery, and see many heartwarming stories from other preemie parents, caregivers, and friends. Stop by the Nursery itself, and see the pictures, and read the story of Tommy King, born 15 weeks early. Don't leave with out checking out Daddy's Library, there you will view pages and pages of links and information related to the preemie realm.
This is a fantastic site and one you will want to visit again and again.
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