by ileana (1010 Posts), Tue Dec 09, 2003 04:34 am
These are the ones already recommended:
***Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - Lindheimer, Roberts, Cunningham, 1999
Note that this is a medical textbook...
For the ones that need an easier reading:
***Pre-eclampsia - The facts - Chris Redman, Isabel Walker, 1992
ISBN 0-19-262013-4 (paperback)
This quite an old book, and libraries are withdrawing it, so you might get it cheap from a library. Also note that it's more than 10 years old, so not everything (studies) is up to date, but I wished I had this book when I got pregnant.
I also recently read
***Coming to term - A father's story of Birth, Loss, and survival - William H Woodwell, Jr.
A pree story: twins delivered at 24w due to pree. The twin that had 400g did not survive, the twin that had 600g survived... The whole NICU experience id presented in detail. Interesting to see experiences similar to ours put on paper. Needless to say, I cried all the time while reading the book, so probably not a pregnancy-appropriate book. Not much medical information however. They had a baby die, so it couldn't have been too easy, but they had quite an easy ride compared with other stories on the Forum.
***Trying Again - A guide to Pregnancy after misscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss - Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman
Lots of loss stories and all the topics that we have in the forum are discussed with a small amout of medical information. This might be offending to some of us as it doesn't talk much about preeclampsia. However, info is better than in What to expect... The same authors had a book The unofficial Guide to having a baby, in 1999, which is supposed to present more info than the other normal pregnancy books. Did anyone read that?
Suzy, if you are interested in any of the above books, just send me an email. I'll be happy to lend any of them for a few months.
Angel stillborn 24w p-e 2/17/03