Welcome to Baby Hearts Press!

Baby Hearts Press is an independent publishing company that has been providing books and resources for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community since 1997. Owner and founder, Anna Jaworski, is the mother of a young adult with the complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She is the author of two books, editor of two books, a contributor to a number of books as well as a public speaker and internet talk radio show host of Heart to Heart with Anna.

My Brother Needs an Operation

My Brother Needs and Operation

Written by Anna Marie Jaworski

Illustrated by Linda Ball

Baby Hearts Press' first children's book is My Brother Needs an Operation. This book is the story of how Joey's life was affected when his little brother, Alex, had to go to the hospital. The story shows the different ways Alex's hospitalization affected Joey. But My Brother Needs An Operation is more than that. This interactive book provides parents and children an opprotunity to talk about their feelings. With a Hospital Diary and Activity section, this book will also be a part of your family's history.

Few things are more stressful than having a child in the hospital. When you have more than one child that stress is exacerbated by the fact that your time is divided in a whole new way. Schedules are confounded, time may be missed from work and some parents even have to go out of town or out of state for treatment. All of a sudden life is much more complicated. If parents are in shock, dismayed or traumatized, just imagine how a young child might feel. This book is meant to help families through the crisis of having a child hospitalized by comforting the unhospitalized sibling.


Hardcover $ 20.00

e-Book $ 10.00

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