Blog posts by Delora L. Mount, MD, FACS, FAAP

Meet Lydia

When parents learn their child will be born with a cleft lip and/or palate, they are often concerned and even scared. And it’s natural to experience fear – fear over what it will mean for their new child’s health and even her or his future well-being. During what are often emotional discussions, I try to answer all their questions and above all, reassure them that we can help. An extensive health care team – from surgeons and dentists to speech pathologists and genetic experts – will be with them every step of the way.

And there is someone else that I hope can help in the process – hearing from one of my patients, Lydia.
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