My daughter Ellie was born with DDH and had a Pavlik harness fitted at seven weeks old. She wore that for 13 weeks and thankfully this worked for her and her hips were fine after that.
However, I remember being told at the time she had “clicky hips”, I was never once told by the doctors that she had developmental dysplasia of the hips.
I wasn’t offered any support or given any advice on the condition. I was basically just told to keep the harness on Ellie 24/7 and come back for my next appointment.
Therefore, as well as raising money to support Steps, I am trying to raise awareness of the conditions and that there is help out there for families who may be struggling. I have to say I am quite overwhelmed at the response from the Steps challenge. When these women commit to something, they go ahead and smash it out the park 🙂
You can support Haley’s challenge here.