On my scan, the sonographer thought my baby might have talipes...what''s this?

Talipes is also called club foot. The feet are turned inwards or outwards, either one or both feet, and this is seen in about 2% of pregnancies. There is often not an obvious explanation for why this develops, and talipes is almost always correctable by physio and surgery in childhood allowing walking, sports etc. In a small number of cases, talipes can be part of a bigger problem such as a chromosomal or genetic syndrome, or abnormality such as spina bifida. The sonographer or doctor will look very careful at the rest of the baby to reassure you about this, or refer you to someone who can.
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