HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Pre-Op Hysterectomy Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


SHARING IS CARING

Explaining Hysterectomy to Your Child

From the Pre-Op Hysterectomy Articles List

Mom explaining hysterectomy to childI am having a hysterectomy. How do I explain this to my young son without scaring him?


As his mom, you know your son best. You also understand your relationship with him. When you sit down to talk to him, trust your instincts and all you know about him.

You know what your son can and can't understand. As his mom, you know what type of information will ease his mind and what will cause distress. Stay within those boundaries when you talk to him. Use words he understands, even if that rules out some medical terminology.

Basically, you want to find a healthy balance of information. Too much information can overwhelm him, but hiding things from him can create confusion, mistrust, and harmful curiosity. Children are notorious for filling in the blanks with their imaginations, so if he's left with too many unanswered questions, he could make the event more traumatic than it is.

If he has a primary care physician or pediatrician, you can also ask him/her for suggestions and advice. Any caregivers or teachers should also be notified. This will allow them to watch for any behavior changes indicating that he is not processing or coping well with the situation. This also gives you an opportunity to clarify how much or how little you wish them to say to your son if he asks questions.

In the end, your son will take his cues from you. If he sees that you are anxious and stressed, he is likely to feel that way as well. If he sees you are taking the situation in stride, he is more likely to do so himself.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

08-07-2013 - 09:57 PM


SHARING IS CARING


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!


HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.




HysterSisters Articles

Diagnosis
Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor




Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Theresa Holladay, M.D.
War Memorial Hospital Women’s Health
509 Osborn Blvd., Suite 120
Sault St Marie MI 49783
906-635-3002
Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
940-591-6700
Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Suite 100
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229
Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
(407) 303-4573
Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
7217 Telecom Parkway #290
Garland TX 75044
469-800-2240
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166
Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
770-913-0001

Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

August 4,2020

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  



Advertisement


Advertisement