William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.
Martha Sears, R.N., is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, & breastfeeding consultant. She & her husband, William Sears, M.D., are the parents of eight children.
The book is written by Su Laurent, an experienced pediatrician who has a wealth of experience caring for babies and their families in the NICU. It also features interviews with parents throughout, providing unique insight into what it feels like to care for a premature baby at hospital and at home, and offers empathy and reassurance every step of the way.
Authoritative, yet warm and accessible, the book demystifies the experience of caring for a premature baby and provides positive advice. It covers what to expect in the SCBU, the practicalities of taking your baby home, medical complications that can occur, and what the future may hold in terms of development and health. The book is packed with practical advice to help your baby thrive and flourish; it includes innovative and tried-and-tested ways to bond with your baby in hospital, tips on developing a healthy feeding pattern, and ways to encourage your baby's development. It also focuses on how you may be feeling, discussing in detail the emotions that you may feel at different times, and offers positive tips for handling having to revise your hopes and plans.
Kangaroo Mother Care was created to help low-birth-weight-infants develop into healthy babies. Newborn babies remain with their mothers who supply the benefits of incubator care; babies are bound to their mothers, or other carers, in skin-to-skin contact. The physical contact regulates the babies' body temperature, and provides essential stimulation, as well as initiating bonding. Providing a history and beautifully illustrated practical guide to kangaroo mothering, Nathalie Charpak provides an essential guide to an approach that will change the way mothers relate to newborn babies, and improve the way hospitals treat premature babies.
Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions presents a unique integration of knowledge from multidisciplinary fields of engineering, industrial design, and medical science for the healthcare of a specific user group. This comprehensive collection will support audiences ranging from clinical and medical professionals, academic researchers and students, technical professionals and managers, and policymakers of different sectors.