Child Life is a good support tool from the very beginning. Ask your doctor or medical team if Child Life is available at your first appointment when uncertainty and questions are building. Having skills to manage the stress will help your mind engage with what the doctor is saying. A Child Life Specialist can also "translate" medical language into understandable terms so you know what questions to ask. If that office doesn't have Child Life, call the hospital and ask if one might be available. Child Life Specialists are good friends to have, and if one isn't available, you can contact PlayWell Child Life Services for support via your phone or other device. No child should should feel unsure or intimidated by a medical procedure. There are many resources for support to discover!