Facing the Fear of Having a Special Needs Child

By: Care Messer | Hypnobirthing, Podcast, special needs | November 16, 2023

This podcast episode holds some vulnerable shares from myself and Ashley. If you aren’t ok with crying along with me – this show may not be for you. One of the biggest fears parents come into birth class with is the fear of having a special needs child. Ashley and I both have special needs children and today we talk frankly about how that impacts us as a family and as individual women. We delve into the importance of early diagnosis, and the need for advocacy and societal understanding.

We also address the stigma surrounding special needs and the difficulties of balancing our children’s needs with our personal and professional lives. We also want to shed light on the support that is available and how it has gotten us through some challenging days. The episode aims to provide reassurance and support to all families so you can face this fear and let it go during your pregnancy. We are the minority AND if you do have a child with special needs, you won’t be alone and we parents like us will be here for support. As always we welcome you comments and questions.

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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