Of course, the last thing any parent thinks of when they find out they are expecting is to prepare for the possibility that their child might be disabled. With better diagnostic techniques and better understanding of invisible disabilities as well as visible ones, parents have more tools at their disposal than ever before.
And while there are common (and not-so-common) disabilities, many parents don't know how to prepare for their extra special special needs child. Here are some of the ways you can prepare for life with a special needs baby.
There are also birth defects that can go undetected until after your baby is born. When that moment of elation turns to fear, it's important to have support surrounding you. Sometimes, when babies have a birth defect, early intervention can mean all the difference, so having support from friends and family will help you through the unexpected transition.