Amniotic Band Syndrome

Amniotic Band Syndrome occurs when the fetus becomes entangled in fibrous string-like amniotic bands in the womb, restricting blood flow and affecting the baby’s development. It can cause a number of different birth defects, including deformed feet.  

ABS occurs randomly. It’s not genetic, nor is it caused by anything a pregnant mother did or didn’t do during pregnancy. To date, no prenatal factors have been associated with ABS, and it is extremely unlikely that ABS will affect a future pregnancy.