Maria’s ABS Story

Hi! My name is Maria, and I am 15 years old and from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have three older brothers, so that means that I am the princess of my family. When I was in my mom’s womb, the doctors thought that I was only covering up my toes, so they did
not have any speculation as to why they were not there. When I was born, they realized that my toes were in fact not there, and my fingers were constricted.

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Geet’s ABS Story

The day for which I was waiting since a long time , come true on 07th Feb 2012. It was a long journey … to have my sweet little angel in my hand.

It was early morning 05.17 AM when I was blessed with little sweet girl “GEET”. For me it was and is the most beautiful moment of my life …. this moment was going to change my life forever… for initial 2 days I have just saw the face of baby ,

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Imogen’s ABS Story

Imogen is our third daughter and was born 1st March, 2012. My pregnancy began as my previous two; however when we went to our 12 week scan for Down’s syndrome testing Imogen’s Nuchal Fold measured slightly larger than normal. Our OB assured us that this was quite normal as my blood test results gave us a 1 in 6000 chance of Down’s syndrome and not too stress, so upon taking that advice we didn’t think any more of it.

We had our next scan on the 5th Oct 2011 and I’ll never forget that day,

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Kayla’s ABS Story

On October 28th in 1996, a little girl was born, 6 lbs. 12 oz. She was beautiful, thick, black, curly hair, with rosy red cheeks! My name is Kayla Ashley Turner, and this is the story of my life. I don’t have an ordinary life; I was born “special”.

I was born with ABS (Amniotic Band Syndrome). Amniotic Band Syndrome is when the fetus becomes tangled in fibrous string-like bands in the womb, restricting blood flow which affects the baby’s development.

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De’Vante’s ABS Story

14 months ago on October 20,2009 I gave birth to my little bundle of joy, De’Vante. He was born with ABS which caused him 2 have a below the knee amputation in urtero on his left leg. On top of that, he was also born with fused fingers and toes on his left hand and right foot.

Before I had my first ultrasound, I had never heard anything about ABS…and I would have never dreamed it could happen to my child because I was so careful during my pregnancy.

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Angel’s ABS Story

Angel Christopher Rodriguez Jr was born on February 24, 2003 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born without his left hand below the elbow due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. I didn’t know anything about ABS, had never even heard of it. I will never forget the day I gave birth and when my son entered this world.

I had my first ultra sound done when I was 20 weeks pregnant. We went and everything appeared fine. They took the measurements and everything was there.

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Azalea’s ABS Story

Hello, 9 months ago I became a mother to a beautiful daughter name Azalea. She was born with ABS which resulted in cleft lip/palate and right eye missing globe. I have been researching every web site that have been available and still cannot believe how a lot of woman as myself and lately others have not been informed about this syndrome in every parent magazine they inform us about all other disorders except this one. I find that I have been educating women that I encounter about my baby’s defect and they are as shocked as I.

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Blake’s ABS story

Blake was born on March 2, 1997. My pregnancy was very normal and couldn’t have gone any better; not one day of morning sickness, lots of energy, and felt great. I had 2 ultrasounds but nothing looked out of the ordinary. During my pregnancy I did every thing I could to make sure that I had a healthy baby. I ate healthy foods. I wouldn’t even polish my fingernails and toenails for fear that the smell might harm my baby. After Blake was born I sometimes would ask myself why it was my child that had to be born with an abnormality when I tried to do everything right.

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Brooke Elizabeth’s Story

I had never heard of ABS until May 18th, 2005. When my 6th child was affected by it on her left hand. She has all five fingers but they look like they did when I was 2mths pregnant just as they start to bud.

I started spotting when I was 2mths pregnant and off and on for about three weeks I spotted it felt as if I was cramping for my menstrual cycle then it stopped and I carried her almost to my due date which was June 1st.

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Brooklyn’s ABS Story

My daughter Brooklyn who is 3 now was born with no right hand, like many people on here my wife and I had never heard of ABS. When she was born there was an initial shock that I think most people who have children born with a physical deformity. We had no idea from any ultrasound that she was going to be born with no hand, so needless to say we shocked. I did not really know what to expect, you have so many questions,

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