Telling Family and Friends





This is a very isolating time. You may not feel ready to talk to people about your baby’s diagnosis or want to.

Telling a close family member or friend to share the news with others might be helpful so that it isn’t left to you to break it, as this may be difficult to keep going over.

Be open with people if it feels safe to do so, if you want to be left alone to process things, it’s ok to tell them. You could let them know that you will contact them when you feel ready to talk. You may also feel that you do want to talk and if so then do.

There is no right or wrong way to get through this difficult time. But it is good to get your thoughts and feelings out with someone it feels safe to talk to.  

You can contact LMC on our helpline 086 374 5474 or by email at