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How does a baby with congenital heart disease affect the family its born in too ?

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In brief: Depends

Some problems are relatively simple to fix and after repair will be just fine and require little additional concern.
More severe conditions may require multiple surgical procedures and require the allocation of major financial and emotional resources with expected increased stress levels. And some children will never be ok or will die. Good luck.

In brief: Depends

Some problems are relatively simple to fix and after repair will be just fine and require little additional concern.
More severe conditions may require multiple surgical procedures and require the allocation of major financial and emotional resources with expected increased stress levels. And some children will never be ok or will die. Good luck.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Prenatal diagnosis

Allows parents time to process information about the specific chd & what will happen at delivery.
Parents grieve for the loss of the healthy baby they expected, but they often go through the stages of grief at different rates, & may revert to an earlier stage of grief. They also have to re-organize family life around their child's needs. Therapists, clergy, & prenatal counselors can help.

In brief: Prenatal diagnosis

Allows parents time to process information about the specific chd & what will happen at delivery.
Parents grieve for the loss of the healthy baby they expected, but they often go through the stages of grief at different rates, & may revert to an earlier stage of grief. They also have to re-organize family life around their child's needs. Therapists, clergy, & prenatal counselors can help.
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