February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Awareness Week.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you know we lost our first baby, Cohen, to Congenital Heart Defects.
Unfortunately, CHD is considered to be the most common birth defect, and worldwide it is the number one cause of death from a birth defect.
It’s not a pretty thing.
We pray for pretty hearts, for non-broken hearts.
We know people who have lost their children to CHD as well. We know families who have children living with CHD.
I want as many people to know about CHD as possible. One, because it is so common, and two, because they need to know it’s not always detected at or before birth. Then, finding a cure is the ultimate goal.
All babies need to have newborn screening done. Some hospitals do it, some don’t. Check to see if yours does; have your pregnant friend or family member check to see if theirs does.
Please help make people aware.