When I was pregnant, the thought of having twins was exciting and overwhelming. When I gave birth 7 weeks early, it was scary. But when I saw my baby girl for the first time, and she didn’t look as we expected, it was a huge mix of emotions. Our daughter, Olivia, was born with a […]
Before the arrival of the big guy with a fuzzy beard and furry red velvet suit, the children attending a holiday party at Akron Children’s Hospital were enthralled by an assortment of creatures featuring natural fur – as well as shells, scales and tails.
Salah and Reem Mustafa knew their fourth child was going to be born with a cleft lip and palate. They learned about the birth defect during a prenatal ultrasound.
One year ago, we were at Akron Children’s for our son’s first step in lip repair. He was having his lip adhesion surgery. It was such a hard day for us, but the staff at Akron Children’s made themselves available to us the entire time we were in the hospital.
Our son was born with a cleft lip and palate. Things have been difficult for us since day one. Cole was hospitalized for pyloric stenosis, and failure to thrive for the first couple weeks of his life, and the nurses at Akron Children’s were so supportive of us.
Expectant parents know all about preparing their home for a new baby, but the most important steps they can take to safeguard their child’s health start well before pregnancy begins. January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and Akron Children’s Hospital is spreading the word about how common birth defects are, the toll they can take […]