WHEN WOMEN ASK: WHY ME?
Managing a high-risk pregnancy is emotionally and physically challenging for women. It's stressful, scary, frustrating, isolating and overwhelming. Despite this, women give birth to babies who -- against the odds -- are born healthy and near/at full term everyday. High Risk Pregnancy - Why Me? is a how-to guide for women and their families who are struggling with a difficult pregnancy. Why Me? acts as a counselor, friend and a doctor, for women and families who need support, answers and reassurance.
SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH
For many women, a high-risk pregnancy (and the chance of a preemie) is a reality. Their struggle is compounded by a lack of available resources and information geared specifically to the non-medical layperson.
Enter High-Risk Pregnancy – Why Me?, written by Kelly Whitehead, scientist and mother of two who’s experienced the loss of one child followed by two successful high-risk pregnancies. With HRP-WM?, Kelly provides a resource authoritative enough for doctors, but designed to offer potential preterm mothers a unique brand of guidance, knowledge, hope and support that could only come from one of their own. Who’s been where they are and knows what they’re going through.
Backed by co-author Dr. Vincenzo Berghella, a specialist in fetal and maternal medicine with more than 20 years of experience, she explains topics such as early contractions, cervical length, cervical stitches, multiples, extended bed rest, losing a baby and much more.