Parents who are expecting a new baby have a lot to be excited about.
They also have a lot to worry about. It’s important to look at the bright side of things, but it’s also good to be prepared in case something unexpected happens.
Most parents hope and assume that their babies will be born without any health problems. One young couple was anxiously awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby.
Their new baby, Brody, was different, but they wouldn’t know how different until he was born.
So it was with one young couple expecting their son, who they planned to name Brody. At their 24-week ultrasound, they were informed of a complication. The doctor then asked them if they wanted to abort the baby or consider other options.
Sara Heller and her partner Chris were informed that Brody had a bilateral cleft lip and palate. The doctor told them that he would be born with this deformation and that it could cause him issues with his health.
The young couple knew they wanted to keep their baby.
They didn’t care if he looked different, and they were ready to provide the medical help he may need if he did indeed have other health problems after he was born.
What’s more, it was their aim to spread awareness of deformities and defects that can affect newborns.
“It is OK to be proud of your baby no matter the circumstances,” Sara said, as per HeartEternal
“We wanted to change what ultrasound/newborn/ first-year pictures on our Facebook/Instagram accounts looked like. We wanted to spread awareness of cleft lips and palates.”
Last year, the little boy underwent said surgery and is now recovering well. Though he will likely have to undergo a few more surgeries yet, he’s happy and content.
“This experience has shown us just how strong the cleft community is. We’ve been contacted by people all over the country. they are praying for us and asking us to reach out if we need anything.” Sara quoted.
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