Harvard Health Books

Fragile Beginnings

Adam Wolfberg MD, MPH

Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year. As doctors and parents make decisions about live-saving care in the first hours of a premature infant’s life, they must grapple with profound ethical and scientific questions: Who should be saved? How aggressively should doctors try to salvage the life of a premature baby, who may be severely neurologically and physically impaired? What will that child’s quality of life be like after millions of dollars are spent saving her? As a specialist in high-risk obstetrics and father of a premature child, Dr. Adam Wolfberg explores those profound questions at the beginning of life from the front lines of the NICU.

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0807011606
ISBN-13: 978-0807011607
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches

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