Pretend you are a writer for Parenting magazine. Readers of the magazine write in questions to you regarding any parenting issues or topics. Below are several letter to Parenting that you need to review. Only respond to two letters of your choice. Be both creative and informative in your response. You may come up with your own pen name for your response.
Be sure to only respond to your class color section below. Use your text and notes to help you answer.
Value: 10 points
1. Dear Parenting, Help! I'm a 30-year-old woman, and I am expecting my first baby to be born in less than one month. I consider myself uneducated about the different methods of childbirth. Could you please inform me of the pros and cons of natural, medicated and Cesarean births. I just want to know what is best for my baby and me. Thanks!
Sincerely, Which way to go?
2. Dear Parenting, My baby, Emma, was born 8 weeks before her due date. She has already been in the NICU for one week. I am scared and feel very helpless. Besides the care from the NICU, is there anything else the doctors or I could do to help stimulate weight gain. I want to get Emma home.
Sincerely, Pondering about premies
3. Dear Parenting, No one ever told me how hectic my life would be after Ethan was born! He is my first baby, and needless to say, my husband and I were unprepared for a newborn. What can you tell me about the patterns of newborns? What should I expect? How do I care for Ethan? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.