The Joy of a Latex Mattress for an Aching Back

Recently we both started experiencing some significant back pain, bad enough that we’d wake up with it every morning. We tried managing the pain with ibuprofen, Salonpas, and Icy Hot. And we went through the usual analysis in our heads: Are we dealing with compression? Another back problem? An issue related to prior surgery? After many months of torment, the …

Chance of Having a Dwarf Child

What are my chances of having a baby with dwarfism?   We frequently see incoming search queries related to people asking questions such as What are the chances of having a dwarf baby? and Do dwarf parents always have dwarf children? Since there is a lot of interest in this topic, here is our attempt at making this understandable. (A …

Pregnancy as a Woman with Dwarfism

Finally getting to this subject, as it has been a discussion item on many boards and asked by many LP women and couples in our community. I would be happy to answer any more questions from our/my experience. There are just so many questions about the subject, it’s easier to leave it as just a Q & A. Was finding …

MRI and Anesthesia: What to Expect

Our dwarf son has had multiple MRI’s and CT scans, so we’ve had some extensive experience with anesthesia. In addition, we have had MRI’s and CT scans done as adult LPs. Here’s what you can expect for MRIs without contrast: The length of the scheduled time for an MRI will be much longer than the actual imaging requires.¬†From getting them …

Cord Blood Banking – A Difficult Decision

Among the many difficult choices new parents must face, one is whether to bank their child’s cord blood. For both our dwarf and non-dwarf child, deciding how to proceed was no easy task. We attempted to research whether there was any special benefit for LP parents or parents of dwarf babies to bank the cord blood, but we did not …