My cousin is 23 weeks pregnant and was just told by her doctor that it appeared that her baby's limbs were too short for his body. Has anyone ever heard of this before? What types of disorders is this related to? She was on antidepressants for the first three and a half months of her pregnancy (didn't know she was pregnant). Could this have caused something like this?
Do you know what drug specifically she was on? I think they can cause a variety of birth defects, but when I searched the web antidepressants don't seem to be linked to short limbs, but other abnormalities.
Short limbs are also related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - do you know if she was drinking?
Best wishes for her. People come in a lot of sizes and shapes, and maybe this is just a unique, but normal shape for this baby.
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