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Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program

Advice For Parents

No one can explain something better than those who have gone through it firsthand. Here, fellow PHP parents offer advice to help you prepare for your day of appointments.

Tips from fellow PHP parents

Below you'll find tips and advice collected straight from experienced PHP parents Elisabeth, Lora and Meredith, whose children are being treated by the program. Click on each of the following topics to expand the section and read their advice.

Preparing your kids

It can be helpful for both parents and children to know what to expect when going in to a doctor's appointment. Resources such as Kid's Health Galaxy, CHOP’s website for kids, can help prepare your child for a visit to the hospital and answer his or her questions.

For parents, it helps to become familiar with the common tests and procedures your child might experience at each PHP visit. For example:

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