Pregnancy and Birth

I'm Having a Baby With What?

Now What?

When I began writing this site, I assumed that my audience would be parents with young children with hand differences who were looking for information on specific topics of interest. I was shocked when I began to receive almost weekly emails from expectant moms and dads. As ultrasounds have become routine prenatal procedures, increasing numbers of expectant mothers are finding out at 20 or 22 weeks that the child whom they are carrying has a hand defect.

Whether you were informed of your child's hand situation prior to the birth or not, you still may be in some form of shock. Take a deep breath!! Remember that you are in good company. There are thousands of children with hand anomalies around the world, who mostly grow up to be happy, competent, and contributing members of society.

Right now, though, the first thing to do is to go to I'm Having a Baby With What? to read about some of the issues that you might be facing. Then proceed to the other links above. And as always, please let me know if there is any additional information about this critical stage that I should have on this website.

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