Thursday, 13 May 2010

Cleft lip and palate

You may have just arrived here having seen my Google Ad. If so, perhaps you've just found out your baby will be born with a cleft. Or perhaps your baby was just born with a cleft lip and / or palate. Here's what to do:

1. Don't panic - you will be absolutely fine. I promise.
2. Go to the very first post of the blog - May 2008
3. Read and relax!

If you want any advice from someone who's been there and got the t-shirt, leave a comment or email me at jamesfernie at gmail dot com

Once again, you will come through this o.k, there's so many worse things that could have happened and your baby will be / is beautiful anyway. I don't mean to be flippant and perhaps you won't agree with me until you've been through it all but pretty soon you'll look back on how you're feeling right now and be able to see it all in context. If I can help, I will.

Good luck.


cReepycReep said...

i was born with cleft lip& palate/ various other issues. Its not so bad if you have a good love Dr. along with a loving/caring family.

Dan said...

Thanks for the posts. You're helping out everyone who has the questions what is a cleft palate? and what can we do? Everyone can help out through Operation Smile too. Thanks for the inspiring story.

wahdaholic said...

this blog is informative and great, nowadays theirs operation for cleft lip and palate.

Smile Train said...

James, great blog - it's a wonderful resource for parents going through the same thing, especially chronicling the speech therapy.

Anonymous said...

Hey. I am 37 weeks pregnant and my sweet baby has a cleft lip. I am looking for a Dr. in the twin cities - any suggestions?

James Fernie said...

Hi - I'm sorry, I'm in the UK so don't know about doctors in the US, but I think the Smile Train will know someone who can point you in the right direction. Good luck, it'll all be fine.