Intensive Parenting:
Surviving the Emotional Journey through the NICU 

(Fulcrum, 2013) Deborah L. Davis, PhD & Mara Tesler Stein, PsyD
When a newborn baby needs intensive care, it’s not just a medical crisis. It’s a family crisis.

This book focuses on the experiences, feelings, and relationship issues that families face when a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Best-selling authors Deborah Davis, PhD, and Mara Tesler Stein, PsyD, carry forward themes from their earlier book, Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey, into this new volume, which features updated content for a broader audience, specifically any parent whose baby is in the NICU for any reason. By focusing solely on the NICU parenting experience, this book offers a concise and accessible guide.

Intensive Parenting is also the best source for health care practitioners who work with NICU families, and for relatives and friends who are trying understand this complex experience while offering parents comfort, support, and strength.

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Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey

(Fulcrum, 2004) Deborah L. Davis, PhD & Mara Tesler Stein, PsyD

Written for parents of babies & children born prematurely, this comprehensive guide provides compassionate support, valuable information, and practical suggestions for coping and adjusting. Full of incisive quotes from parents who’ve been there, this book covers the emotional NICU journey, adjustment after homecoming, your baby’s ongoing development, advocating for your child, subsequent pregnancy, and your healing transformation.

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