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Preemie Voices - Young Men and Women Born Very Prematurely Describe Their Lives, Challenges and Achievements

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The birth of a very premature baby is a shock for parents. The immediate anxiety about whether their infant will survive quickly leads to concerns about their child's future quality of life. In this inspiring and informative book, young people who were born weighing less than two pounds, three ounces provide candid and personal stories about their lives, challenges and acc ...more
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Published October 2nd 2014 by FriesenPress
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Geoff Miller
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an adult born extremely premature in the late 70's, i have found this book a life-changing revelation. Prof Saigal's work has enabled me, for the first time, to directly compare my own survival with that of my cohorts.
This book allows the reader a glimpse into the hidden world of the issues surrounding pre-term birth, yet it also highlights the continuing triumph over adversity these preemies show. That the fighting spirit us preemies are so often credited with at birth, truly never leaves
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Bobbie Middlemiss
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It was a joy to read the life stories, positive outcomes and of the successes of these now adult "extreme preemies". I think this book will be helpful to parents and families who must face the birth, and future, of a premature infant. "Preemie Voices" will give them hope rather than despair when worrying about the child's future and quality of life.
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Dr. Saroj Saigal obtained her medical degree in India and trained in newborn medicine at the universities of Edinburgh, McGill, and McMaster. She joined McMaster University as a neonatologist in the newly-opened Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 1973. At the same time, she started the Neonatal Follow-up Program for premature infants, one of the few such programs in the country at the time, and was t ...more