My son was born August 22, 2011 with ABS. I was diagnose with the condition at 4 months. He is missing his fingers and left foot also on his right foot his big toe is missing and the rest of his toes is deformed.
My son is 8 years old now. He asks me now why is he missing his left foot and I have both of mine. I try my best to explain to him, but I also start to cry and ask why did this happen to him.
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My beautiful baby girl was born with ABS on her three middle toes. She gave us quite a fright as I went to hospital for the 4th time with reduced movements. It was noticed that her heart rate was like she was in labour but I could feel no contractions.
The hospital decided that I should be induced as with the heart rate and episodes of reduced movement plus my previous history of a premature baby it would be better to get her out.
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At 19 years old, falling pregnant is the last thing you really ever think is ever going to happen. With being so young and having to interpret that your about to bring a beautiful baby into the world within just a not so far away 9 months, complications within the pregnancy definitely never crosses your mind. I feel as though awareness and information about these situations that happen within pregnancies aren’t recognised enough or educated enough.
Finding out I was pregnant at an early 4 weeks,
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This is my daughter Jayden’s birth story. She was born on July 4th 2012. Her original due date was August 10th.
My doctors discovered that she had two bands wrapping around her, one around her right arm and another around her left ankle. I had to go in for an emergency c-section. If I would have waited and had Jayden full term she would have lost her right arm and her left foot. Jayden had to spend 22 days in Detroit children’s hospital in the NICU.
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As I write this, my fingers seem to work, but my brain is having trouble processing how we got to this point. I am 34 years old and this is my first pregnancy – a result of an IUI after naturally trying unsuccessfully for a year. As all parents who yearn for a child, we were beside ourselves with happiness.
Since IUI was our method of conceiving, we had weekly 2D ultrasounds. All was going well with normal heart beat, normal growth,
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Hi everyone! My name is Barby, and my husband and I were delighted when we found out I was expecting in March of 2018… Even more over the moon when we found out in June via the Harmony test that it would be a boy! I come from a family of all girls, so this was exciting for the soon-to-be grandmas too. My entire pregnancy has been a breeze. The worst symptom I had was heartburn and maybe a headache here and there.
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Our story starts back in August 2017, I was about 20 weeks pregnant and we were at an Ultrasound appointment for my son’s gender. At this appointment, they told me the wrong diagnosis. They had told me my son had no brain and to terminate my pregnancy. Instead, we went to a specialist and they told me that he had ABS.
Phoenix had a band wrapped around his skull so I didn’t fully develop, he also had amniotic bands wrapped around his fingers and toe.
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Despues de diez (10) años decidimos tener otro bb mi pareja y yo, al principio tuvo complicaciones, se hiceron todo los ultrasonidos, los doctores decían que todo iba bien. pero al día de la gran bienvenida al mundo de nuestro DAVID OVIDIO, nos manifestaban los doctores si sabiamos lo que tenía el bb, nosotros asombrados no sabíamos que habia pasado, y nos indicaban que no habia desarrollado una mano que nos asombro, ya hoy e n día el bb tiene mas de 1 año,
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It all started on the 5th July 2009. I was born with a condition called amniotic constriction bands. This happens when you are in your mum’s tummy and bands randomly wrap around your body. The worst case scenario is your limbs could be chopped off. Luckily, this did not happen to me although on my left hand half my thumb was chopped off, my right hand was more severe because all of my fingers were fused together and a few bits were cut off.
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My baby was born with ABS. His left hand has a fully developed thumb, his pinky was underdeveloped but made length but his three middle fingers remained webbed. This was not detected in any of my ultrasounds so it was a shock to see this when he was born. I spent/spend days crying feeling like I did something wrong.
He can use his hand. Not like the right hand but he works with what he has. I accept the things I cannot change.
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