Facing a possible high-risk pregnancy?. Struggling to keep your fear and anxiety under control?. Overwhelmed by a long list of unknowns?. Seeking medical answers and emotional reassurance?
The road to parenthood is tough enough. Adding the fear of a possible premature
baby can make it overwhelming: bed rest, countless meds, endless tests, no sex,
the list goes on and on. So, when past history or known risk factors increase
the likelihood of a high-risk pregnancy and a premature baby, Why Me? delivers...
Written by a mom-scientist who lost her first baby at nearly 23 weeks and endured two subsequently successful high-risk pregnancies in collaboration with one of the world's top medical authorities on premature birth, WM? provides the answers and knowledge your head craves, while addressing the heart's need to manage one's fears, to know they're normal and to be reassured that you can and will get through this.
Want to be as knowledgeable as your doctor?
In WM?, you will find the most current and in-depth medical research, treatments and strategies from the top experts in the field and provided by someone who has walked in your shoes. Some of the topics covered are: Preterm Labor
Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)
Intrauterine Growth Restriction/Fetal Indications
Multiples (twins, triplets, etc)
You Have Questions & More Questions...
And WM? has answers.
From risk factors and finding the best doctor, to coping with months of bed rest and sexual abstinence. From transvaginal ultrasound and cervical lengths, to cerclage and progesterone. From fetal fibronectin testing and the value of steroids to contraction-stopping meds and much more.
Unique Focus on Prematurity
While many books cover high-risk pregnancy in general, virtually none concentrate exclusively on the heart-wrenching experience of a potential preemie scenario. Until now.
Countless healthy babies are born every day, against all the odds. Why not yours? Use WM? to move beyond the fear and into control of your pregnancy.
Hoping for a happy, healthy, and term pregnancy! Try to keep your chin up, the numbers are on your side.