Charlotte’s Clubfoot

Our View From Iowa

by Melanie and Jim

Someone very near and dear to our family found out last winter that her unborn baby girl was going to be born with a clubfoot. In her words…

I received a phone call from my doctor that no parent ever wants to hear. ‘There was an abnormality on your ultrasound. It appears that the baby’s right foot is a clubfoot. I’m going to put in a referral for you to be seen at Walter Reed in Maternal/Fetal Medicine.’

Umm, what? There’s something wrong with my baby? What does a clubfoot mean? Does she not have toes? Can it be fixed? Will she walk? Is it a sign of a more serious abnormality? Is it my fault? These are just a few of the questions that flooded my mind as my eyes filled with tears.

She set about finding out all she could about it and the…

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