High-Risk Pregnancy-Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy
Unique focus on the heart-wrenching experience of a potential preemie scenario (PROM, Incompetent Cervix, Preterm Labor, Preeclampsia, IUGR, Placental Abruption, Multiples). Medical research, treatments and strategies from top experts, by a mom scientist who’s been there, along with emotional reassurance/advice to managing a difficult pregnancy from around the globe. More
Facing a possible high-risk “preemie” pregnancy?
Struggling to keep your fear and anxiety under control?
Overwhelmed by a long list of unknowns?
Seeking 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 researchers on preterm 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’ll find the most current and in-depth medical research, treatments and strategies from the top experts in the field – and provided by someone who’s walked in your shoes. Some of the topics covered are:
Preterm Labor - Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) - Incompetent Cervix - Preeclampsia - Placental Abruption -
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.
Kelly Whitehead, a self-described “dorky scientist,” is a microbiologist and a Mom who lost a son at 22 weeks. Two high-risk pregnancies followed – one traumatic, one smooth – both resulting in wonderful, healthy babies. Troubled by the lack of detailed medical and emotional resources available, she set out to write the definitive reference on the subject – geared toward women, their families and their doctors.
Dr. Vincenzo Berghella has dedicated his life to helping women have healthier babies. A world-renowned maternal-fetal medicine specialist (perinatologist), he is a widely published researcher in prematurity-related issues, a professor, and a scientific reviewer and editor.