There are few things more precious than bringing a child into the world and nothing could be more serious or scary than having an injury sustained to your child upon birth. Having 9 months to prepare for birth and one moment could unexpectedly change it all. It’s quite scary, but accidents unfortunately happen. What you need to know is that it is not your fault. You are most likely going to feel responsible, but the most important thing is to realize accidents simply happen. Holding onto birth injury guilt can be detrimental and ultimately unhealthy for yourself and your family. Below you will find a few ways to cope with birth injury guilt.
Provide Absolute Care To Your Child
One of the best things you can do is to stay busy providing the absolute best care to your child. Focus your energy on what will help your child the most. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, you may need to bring your child to medical specialists. Do yourself a favor by making sure your child is receiving the best medical attention possible.
Find Emotional Support
Another great way of dealing with birth injury guilt is to find support from your family and friends. Friends and family can provide a shoulder to lean on, an open ear and a helping hand around the house. They will simply be there for you during this overwhelming experience. Talking about the experience and opening yourself up to any kinds of therapy will inevitably help. Any kind of emotional release will help ease guilt you may be feeling.
Change Your Mindset
Developing a positive perspective will change the outlook of your experience. Carrying a lot of guilt can be very overwhelming. Learning to look past any negative thoughts will help ease any tension and guilt. A positive outlook will inevitably help your child and make him/her even feel happier. Whatever part you may or may not have contributed to in the birth injury, you will need to understand that it is an accident and find ways to focus your energy on solving the issue at hand. Sometimes focusing your energy of tracing back what happened is a way of providing emotional relief. Knowing more and more information about what happened can provide emotional healing.
If you feel as though the injury to your child was the result of medical malpractice, you will want to seek the consultation of a lawyer with first hand experience. Act quickly and be proactive. The health of your child is what comes first.
If you or a loved one is in need of guidance or representation, Chicago Injury Attorney, David Kremin has decades of experience helping victims and their families through situations just like this.
This article is for general informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice. Do not rely on the above information as all cases are different and different laws apply to different cases. Consult an attorney in your area for further guidance. This firm is not professionally responsible for any consultation until attorney-client contract is signed by the client and the attorney.