Annie’s book is now available in English.
It is a distillation of the notes she made while our daughter was in the NICU, as well as additions written later, chapters written by caregivers, reprints of some of Annie’s narrative articles, and even a poem.
It is published by the University of Toronto Press. If you click here you will be taken to a page where you can order a printed book or an ebook. The front cover may look familiar, which means I am now a published photographer!
The reviews on the U of T press website are copied below:
“Breathe, Baby, Breathe! is incredibly honest, and there are times when you are brought to tears. Dr. Janvier not only discusses what it is like to be the mother of a premature baby, but its impact on her own sense of self-worth and the challenges to her family.”
Lainie Ross, Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics and Pediatrician, University of Chicago
“Breathe, Baby, Breathe! is a book about resignation, resilience, and transformation.”
Nicolas Krawiecki, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Emory University
“Annie Janvier has written the best book by far about prematurity for parents and health care providers. As a neonatologist, bioethicist, and mother of an extremely preterm infant, her voice is unique, and we should all listen to her wise and eloquent words. Her intensely honest account of giving birth to Violette at 24 weeks’ gestation and her subsequent experiences as a mother in the NICU is quite remarkable. This amazing book is written from Annie’s heart but also from her brain and her gut.”
Edward Bell, MD, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics – Neonatology, University of Iowa Health Care