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A gift of time : continuing your pregnancy when your baby's life is expected to be brief

Author: Amy Kuebelbeck; Deborah L Davis
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
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When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to proceed with the pregnancy and to welcome their child into the world. With compassion and support, A Gift of Time walks them step-by-step through this challenging and emotional experience -- from the infant's life-limiting prenatal diagnosis and the decision to have the baby to coping with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Kuebelbeck; Deborah L Davis
ISBN: 9780801897610 0801897610 9780801897627 0801897629
OCLC Number: 608490919
Description: xiii, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The news: Recieving your baby's diagnosis --
What now?: Making decisions about continuing your pregnancy --
The emotional journey: Grieving and adjusting to your new path --
Waiting with your baby: Settling in for the rest of your pregnancy --
Making medical decisions: Choosing care for your baby --
Getting ready: Preparing for your baby's birth, life, and death --
Welcoming baby: Birth experiences and meeting your baby --
Saying goodbye: Holding on and letting go --
Continuing your journey: After your baby dies --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Amy Kuebelbeck and Deborah L. Davis.

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Caring and thoughtful, the book helps parents embrace the extraordinary time they will have with their child.  Read more...

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