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Help! Baby's Limbs too Short
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?
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13167 tn?1327197724
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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134578 tn?1463413330
What is "too short?"  She needs to get more information from her doctor to see what he is concerned about.
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could it be dwarfism?
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I'm thinking dwarfism too, but like the previous post stated she should definately DEMNAD that the dr. be more specific.
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164559 tn?1233711618
and it could just be a crappy machine and or technician.
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