ABS Stories | Babies/Children – by Parents

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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My miracle child

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Last year in 2013 August, I gave birth to the most beautiful child ever, my son. When the doctors took him and he was being cleaned, I saw two nurses chatting. their faces were serious, but because I was still being stitched I could not tell what was going on. To my surprise later when View Post

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Urijah’s Little Hand

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I gave birth to my son Urijah on November 16, 2012. We had no idea that he was going to be born with ABS. We never even heard of it before this day.  Urijah is missing all four fingers on his left hand. He has just little numbs where his fingers should be. When I found View Post

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Urijah’s Little Hand

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I gave birth to my son Urijah on November 16, 2012. We had no idea that he was going to be born with ABS. We never even heard of it before this day.  Urijah is missing all four fingers on his left hand. He has just little numbs where his fingers should be. When I found View Post

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Blessings for Bryce

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I gave birth to my son Bryce 13 days ago not aware of abs one bit. All the doctors could see on ultrasound was that his left leg was swollen. No bands could be seen. All four of his limbs were affected, his left side being the least affected. On his left hand, all four View Post

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