By: Paige Bibbo
What Is Turner's Syndrome?
- web like neck
- low set ears
- short fingers/toes
- arms that turn outwards at the elbows
- slightly smaller than average height at birth
- delayed growth
- No growth spurts
- short height (under 5ft)
- learning disabilities
- problems with understanding others emotions/reactions
- inability to conceive on their own (most)
Coping and Support
There are also groups for parents that provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, developing coping strategies and locate resources.
Testing your child during pregnancy will help with families to start researching what happens when their child grows up and what they can do to help them.
If you chose not to test your child during birth (which is very ineffective) there are exams that doctors can preform to determine if children have this syndrome. They often look for signs of poor development.
Infants with Turner's syndrome usually have swollen hands and feet.