Support groups can help you cope with the challenges of raising an infant with birth injuries.
If you have a child or care for a child who has suffered a traumatic birth injury you may feel overwhelmed. Varied medical opinions and treatments can be confusing. Sometimes you need to review things on your own, at your own pace.
Fortunately there are some great online resources for parents and caregivers where you can find forums and articles on everything from serious issues like surgery to fun activities to do with your child.
BirthInjury.org – Provides support for “those whose lives are touched by brachial plexus injury, brain injury or cerebral palsy, whether it’s your own life or that of a loved one.” Includes information about birth injuries, their possible causes and treatments, and more.
DailyStrength.org – Features various communities where individuals dealing with health problems or other issues can connect with those in similar circumstances.
BirthDefects.org – Lists condition-specific support groups for parents with a child born with a birth defect or injury.