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Shorter Femur

I am 26weeks and my baby's femur bone is below the 5th percental in ultrasound.  No abnormalities in blood work or fetal screenings what does this mean? I am 5'0 and the father has drawfism in his geneology. Is there anything to correct it after baby is born?
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if it's dwarfism, then there is no way to correct it since it is genetic. However, a short femur doen't necessarily mean dwarfism. my friend was told she was having a dwarf based on ultrasound measurements and the baby turned out to be normal. you can request more testing- i think an amnio may give more info
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