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#1 of 7 Old 09-03-2009, 06:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have some dear friends from the states who are in Melbourne right now. She is 33 weeks and the baby will likely be delivered soon, as her water has broken and the baby is much smaller than it should be.

I would love to get some preemie book suggestions for them, per her husband's request. I've done some searching but would love to get some suggestions from you wise mamas who have been there.

Thanks so much in advance. I've been reading through the threads and trying to find ways that I can help from afar.
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the premie book dr sears!!!!!
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absolutely. love the preemie book by sears.



for your friend. My water broke at 33weeks with my second two pregnancies, delivered at 34w and 33w respectively and they both thrived and are healthy girls with so far, no long-lasting effects at 4 1/2 and 20months. Hope that gives you some hope.:

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The general consensus around here seems to be that the Sears book is good for the later-term preemies, but that it's got some old info as far as earlier preemies. Not sure how the dates break down, though.

I loved this one: http://www.amazon.com/Preemies-Essen.../dp/067103491X and I know it's highly recommended by many.

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Thanks for the recommendations Mamas.

They're on Day 2 and things are looking good so far. They just moved about 4 or 5 weeks ago so they don't have a super strong support system there, and no family. I just wish I could be there physically for them.
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I had a 28 weeker. This was my fave: http://www.amazon.com/Preemie-Parent...ref=pd_sim_b_1
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I should be getting instant notification of replies but I'm not for some reason so sorry for the delayed thank you for your suggestion!

They had the baby a few days ago, it was going to be be a c-section but while they were waiting for the operating room to open, she went into labor and delivered her breech baby vaginally and all on her own steam! I'm thrilled for them and the baby is doing pretty well. Just under three lbs and she's pumping colostrum and they had their first Kangaroo Care yesterday. :
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