Authors: Leela Sharath Pillarisetty , Maneesh Mannem , Meridyth Buschardt
Achondroplasia is the most common cause of short stature. It is diagnosed based on physical exam, radiology and confirmed with molecular testing. Achondroplastic women are fertile and can attain pregnancy. In this report, we describe the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum course of an Achondroplastic pregnant women. We present here a case of a 31-year old primigravida, known Achondroplastic patient, who was taken care of in our prenatal clinic without any complications. She successfully delivered a healthy baby via cesarean delivery at 38 weeks. Achondroplastic pregnant women are at increased risk of certain cardiopulmonary complications and they potentially require cesarean section for delivering the baby.
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