Ana’s ABS Story

Ana was born on May 28th, 1996 with Amniotic Band Syndrome.

Ana was also born with a cleft palate. Her feet have never been diagnosed, but she is missing a knuckle in her pinky toes, along with being VERY flat footed which causes her to walk oddly.

I am so happy to have found your site!! When Ana was born we felt like there was no information out there, plus ABS is kind of rare, so we never met anyone that had experienced ABS.

She was born with bands wrapped around her three middle digits on her right hand. At four days old she had surgery to remove the bands and to do a z-plasty to save those fingers. Her middle finger was about the size of a water balloon when she was born, and it’s amazing to see how great they look now.