ERIC Number: ED226859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Term Babies. Caring About Kids.
One of a series designed to help parents care for their children and themselves by promoting good mental health, this pamphlet provides information about preterm babies. In nine brief sections, readers find various information, including a description of the preterm infant, a discussion of causes of preterm birth and low-weight babies, and a review of innovations in the care of preterm infants. Guidelines for parents visiting the intensive care nursery, advice related to stresses on mothers and fathers of premature babies, and tips for calming babies are offered. Also provided is a discussion of long-term outcomes for premature infants receiving treatment in intensive care nurseries and an examination of the importance of parents' attitudes and behaviors, and parent/child interaction, for the premature infant's well-being and development. The final section focuses on potential health problems to which the preterm infant is vulnerable. Additional sources of information are listed. (RH)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Medical Services, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Premature Infants, Stress Variables
Public Inquiries, National Institute of Mental Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 (Single copy free). Also available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-01014-6, $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.
Identifiers: Birth Weight; Intensive Care Nursing