Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is to inform and help new parents cope with the sudden, unexpected change in their life.  The
information contained on this site is not intended to replace information you have received from doctors or other health professionals.  Though there are
many facts on this website, there are also many opinions. We are not doctors, we are parents with  children diagnosed with Microcephaly.
Coping
This is most likely going to be the hardest time of your life. You need to
remember that things will get easier. It's pretty unimaginable when you
are in the situation. Doctors are constantly informing you of the worst
case scenario's for your child to better prepare you. Remember that the
doctors cannot tell you your child's future, all they can do is make a
prediction. Many children with Microcephaly have proven the doctor's
predictions wrong and progressed more than anyone would have ever
guessed!  In these cases the doctors are glad to have been wrong! Try
to surround yourself with friends and family. Sometimes you will feel
like you are the only one that understands what you are going through.
There are many other parents out there that feel the same way.  If you
need help getting in contact with someone to talk to please e-mail us.
Don't forget to take care of yourself. You have to be your child's
advocate and if you don't take care of yourself then no one will be left
to take care of your child! The book of life is already written for your
child...remember whatever happens is meant to be and you can't do
anything to change it! The main thing to remember is that it will get
easier!

If you or someone you know needs support or help setting up services
please email us at
help@childrenwithmicro.org