Most parents went through pregnancy looking forward to the delivery of the perfect child. As your family welcomes your new baby and this is not the case, it can at first feel like a major loss, bringing with it many emotions. These feelings are normal. We encourage you to celebrate the things that make your child unique and special.
If fact, you share the feelings of many new parents—of not knowing enough, of doing the wrong thing, of making mistakes. You can’t know everything, and no one expects you to. Right now you are the most important person in your child’s life.
The Craniofacial team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is here to support and help you and your baby. This guide is the first tool in your journey. As you learn more about your baby’s condition, you will find ways to cope with your feelings of uncertainty and feel good about your child’s future.