Early : an intimate history of premature birth and what it teaches us about being human / Sarah DiGregorio.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, Edition: First edition.Description: x, 347 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062820303; 0062820303.Subject(s): DiGregorio, Sarah | Neonatology | Premature infants -- Hospital care | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients) | MEDICAL / History | MEDICAL / Perinatology & NeonatologyGenre/Form: Informational works. | Case studies.DDC classification: 618.92011
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prologue: one birth -- The unexpected: millions of births. What happened? ; Treatments and outcomes ; Viability and the zone of parental discretion -- The body: incubation. The history of incubation: Coney Island, chicken eggs, and changelings ; The modern incubator, or how to build a giraffe ; The incubators of the future: babies in bags -- The breath: treating repiratory distress. Dr. Mildred Stahlman and the miniature iron lung ; Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos and the rugged machine ; JFK's lost baby and the advent of surfactant -- The Self: protecting the premature brain. The revolutionary practice of listening to preemies ; Follow-up care: preemie development beyond the NICU -- The threshold: end-of-life issues at birth. What should we do for 22-week babies? ; Knowing when to stop ; Choice, decisions, and the messiness of real life -- The crisis: the body under stress. Racism causes preterm birth ; What prematurity means in Mississippi ; Group prenatal care and the power of community -- The invisibles: breaking the silence. The hidden trauma of prematurity ; Grown preemies speak for themselves -- Epilogue.
"Impelled by the premature birth of her daughter, a journalist explores how modern medicine has changed regarding the care of babies born too early and of the ethical issues that can be involved"--Kirkus.