Cleft Journey

  • Cleft Journey,  Parenting

    How to Get PWD ID for Your Cleft Baby?

    One of the requirements of the organization helping us with my son’s cleft operation is to secure for PWD ID. Good thing that my landlady is working for the municipality. She was able to connect us to one of the staff working for the Social Welfare’s Office (SWO) where we are currently residing. This is based on our experience last May 31, 2021. Today, I thought of sharing it with you just in case you need it too particularly if you are from Liloan, Cebu. What is PWD ID? PWD or short for Persons with Disability. PWD ID, on the other hand, is a valid identification card for persons with…

  • Cleft Journey,  Parenting

    Cleft Support in the Philippines

    Given the fact that I don’t have any idea how to take care of a cleft baby, I thought of getting help online instead. That’s the least I can do since we all know the pandemic isn’t over yet, I thought. What I did is I searched for similar cases online, read articles on what to expect, how to take care of them, what to prepare before I give birth, and above all, what I need to do to get him to undergo surgery. Many sources can be found online and that really useful in terms of raising a cleft baby. To give you ideas, here are the things I’ve…

  • Cleft Journey,  Parenting

    Expecting a Cleft Baby? You’re Not Alone!

    I was in my 2nd trimester when we found out that we are expecting a baby boy. On top of that, it came as surprise when we learned that he is also a clefty. Having 3 kids without any congenital issues, it was overwhelming. Then, I’m just glad that we were able to detect it earlier so we have time to prepare. Diagnosis My son was diagnosed with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. It’s on the left side of his face. During the ultrasound, we were just informed that he has a cleft lip, and probably his palate is also affected but there’s also a high chance that it…