Trin - posted on 04/07/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I always new I had dwarfism and as a new mom I wanted my baby to be tested. I told the doctor I had achondroplasia and I found out through the test that I have hypochondroplasia, this came as a shock. I had to have lab results redone for the baby and their still pending. But I'm wondering how many peoples cases are similar to mine. My mother is 3'6 she is an achon,I am 4'6. I'm wondering if evolution will lessen the chances of dwarfism as each generation gets taller.


Sarah - posted on 04/07/2016




That is a really good question. Evolutionary changes are very slow, over generations. If the dwarfism gene is recessive to the non-chondroplasia gene , I'd think you'd expect typical sized child. If it is an incompletely dominant, then you would start to find those variations in height and body shape in your own kids. Was your father typical sized? Your partner?

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