At our 20-week appointment, our baby girl was diagnosed with clubfoot – a word and diagnosis that we were not familiar with. After lots of tears and prayers, a ton of research, an appointment with a high-risk pregnancy specialist, and a meeting with our pediatrician, we shared the diagnosis with our family and friends here. Throughout my pregnancy, I connected with other mothers who had experienced similar journeys with a child (or two) diagnosed with clubfoot and desperately sought their advice.
After meeting with three orthopedic specialists, we decided on a doctor to treat our girl’s feet. As our clubfoot journey continues, I plan on sharing Joy Belle’s story, photos, and treatment updates here. As inspired as I have been by other mothers going through similar journeys, I can only hope to use our story to encourage others.