Medical Staff Sensitively Educate
Many developmental disabilities can be diagnosed within a child’s first few months of life; however, little education is given to parents who are pregnant to avoid causing unnecessary stress. There are numerous stories about parents believing something is wrong their newborn and being dismissed by doctors and medical staff as new parent hypervigilance. How should medical staff sensitively educate new parents? What should new parents look for in regards to developmental signs and symptoms? How should medical staff address new parents with concerns?