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1 General Diagnosis 3 In The Information 2 Prenatal Talk to a grief counselor. You may think you don’t need a grief counselor because you didn’t lose a child, but as discussed above, the feelings are similar because in one way, you did lose the healthy child you had planned to have. People who specialize in grief can help you work through the process. Focus on what your child can do. If your child will have limitations, asking what he or she can do and focusing on that instead will help create an attitude that will help both you and your child in the long run. Give yourself time. The saying “Time heals all wounds” is true. That doesn’t mean you’ll completely eliminate sadness from your life, but you will begin to feel better with time. Every person heals differently. Sometimes people will expect you to “get over it” long before you feel ready. Go at your own pace. You have been through a trauma and need to recover. Keep in mind that “this, too, shall pass” and that the grief will not last forever. Hospital 4 Living With CHD 5 Forms 15


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