Heart Kids: Advice I’d Give My Past Self About Having A Baby With A Heart Condition (Part 2)

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In part 1 of this 2-part series, parents shared advice that they would give their past selves about life with a heart kid.

When we asked this question on social media, we received so many inspirational and thoughtful responses that we couldn’t keep it to just one post.

From finding the right hospital to leaning on others for help, here are even more pieces of advice that parents of heart kids would give themselves if they could go back to the beginning.

These are just some of the many pieces of advice heart parents had to offer. Now, it’s your turn. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Also read: Grown-Up Heart Kids: What I Wanted To Tell My Parents, But Didn’t


Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

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