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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2010

01-09-2010 | Book Review

Jeff Stimpson: Alex, the Fathering of a Preemie

Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2004, 280 pp., Illustrations. $23.50 ISBN 0-89733-528-7 (Hardcover)

Auteur: Eileen Nicole Simon

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2010

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Excerpt

This book is a well-written account of the events, grief, burden, and anger that the author and his wife endured during the first 6 years following the premature birth of their son, Alex. Articles submitted to magazines had been rejected on the basis that Alex’s story would be too frightening for expectant parents to read. However, many young couples today fear having a disabled child, and fear starting a family. This book is important for the many questions it raises. Expectant parents need to know what can go wrong, and need to ask for explanations of every procedure employed in obstetric and neonatal care. Reasons must be given for every instrument used and all pharmaceutical treatments, and how these inventions enhance or improve upon nature’s plan. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Jeff Stimpson: Alex, the Fathering of a Preemie
Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2004, 280 pp., Illustrations. $23.50 ISBN 0-89733-528-7 (Hardcover)
Auteur
Eileen Nicole Simon
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0864-7