ABS Stories | Babies/Children – by Parents

Daniel’s Story – Mommy’s Champion


I have a 7 year old son name Daniel, he was born at 35 weeks with ABS. He has a clubfeet, webbed and short fingers on his right hand, his left hand has only 3 fingers, he was also born with a cleft lip and palate along with a open on his face causing his View Post

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Janessa’s Story

newborn's hand ABS

My baby girl was born 1 week late… on 8-01-2014. I went in already dilated 4 cm … after 7 hrs of labor my baby was born. When I saw the midwife pulling her out and handing her to the nurse I noticed something was wrong with one hand… I asked my husband to look View Post

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my baby boy – Alexzander’s Story

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Alexzander was born on Sept 15th, 2014 my birthday as well. Up until delivery all we knew was we were having a healthy baby boy. Alex was taken by c-section @ 312am. He was beautiful and perfect. They immediately took him over to the table and cleaned him up. The nurses showed his father and View Post

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Harris’ heroes


I had never heard of ABS before. I never had the need to know what it was, how it happened and why until we had our son, Harris. Harris was born on 30th May 2014, exactly 3 weeks early, at 2.15am after 6 hours of active labour. My fiancé, James and I had agreed that View Post

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Amelia’s Story

I had never heard of ABS until I read the article on CNN website. My daughter Amelia “Millie” was born on July 8th, 2013. The doctor came over to us and told us that on her left hand she had 2 fingers that were smaller and on her left foot 3 toes that were smaller. View Post

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Victoria’s ABS Story


I found out about my daughter Victoria’s condition while still pregnant during a routine sonogram at my local hospital. The findings were submitted to a hospital that specializes with the kind of deformities they had found. I got a call from the “other” hospital, explaining that they had found they couldn’t detect her left leg View Post

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Hannah’s Hand Saved Her Life


Without warning she got up, mumbled something indiscernible under her breath and left the room without so much as turning on the lights. She had been stoic throughout the process. The absolute opposite of the nurse who usually took our sonograms I figured this nurse needed to use the restroom. Nothing to fret. I checked View Post

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My Son Ethan’s ABS Story


Ethan was born 3 weeks late and I had to be induced. I gave birth on the 18th of February 2011 at 7:00am at Baines avenue clinic in Harare. I didn’t even notice until they had cleaned him up that he had a missing left foot, with just the heel present. At first I was View Post

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Ramon’s World


I gave birth to Ramon Harris at 6 1/2 months who was Diagnosed with ABS. It was hard as a mother to except this especially when you questioned yourself what did you do wrong. He was born with a small left hand that didn’t fully develop. At six months his left hand was amputated. It View Post

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Twin Love

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It’s not about what you planned, Or what you would have liked… It’s about what you have been given, And what you choose to do with it… Dec 2012, I hesitated in announcing the birth of our twin girls. I was in shock about Trinity’s amniotic banding. Actually, I was completely broken. It was the View Post

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