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Will Pregnant Audrey Roloff Have A Little Person This Time?



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Little People, Big World stars Audrey and Jeremy Roloff announced in November they are expecting their fourth child. The couple announced the news by sharing a sweet video on social media that featured their three children, daughter Ember Jean, 6, and sons Bode James, 3, and Radley Knight, 2. All three of their kids are average size so as Audrey goes through her fourth pregnancy, many fans are wondering what the chances are she will give birth to a little person this time. Keep reading to find out more.

Will Jeremy and Audrey Roloff have a little person?

Fans of Little People, Big World know that Zach and Jeremy Roloff are twins. Of course, they are the first children born to Matt and Amy Roloff. Zach was born with achondroplasia which is the same type of dwarfism Amy has. Matt has Diastophic Dysplasia which is another form of dwarfism.

The interesting part is Jeremy was born of average size as were their other children. Research shows that a parent with dwarfism has a 25% chance of passing along an average-size gene. In this case, each of them passed that to Jeremy.

According to Little People of America, “If both parents have achondroplasia, there is a 25 percent chance their child will inherit the non-dwarfism gene from each parent and thus be average-size. There’s a 50 percent chance the child will inherit one dwarfism gene and one non-dwarfism gene and thus have achondroplasia, just like her or his parents.”

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Jeremy and Audrey Roloff-Instagram

Zach married Tori Roloff and together they have three children. Tori is average size yet all three of their children are little people. As for Jeremy and Audrey, so far their three children are average size. So, what are the odds Audrey will give birth to a little person this time?

Actually, the odds are rather good that Audrey could have a little person this time around. Research shows that about “80 percent of people with achondroplasia are born to parents of average height. A person with achondroplasia and with two average-size parents received one mutated copy of the gene associated with the disorder and one normal copy of the gene.”

Even if neither Audrey nor Jeremy had the gene there is still a 1 in 25,000 chance they could have a baby with dwarfism.

Will they know before birth?

Medical research on dwarfism has come a long way. A long time ago, parents would not know a diagnosis until birth or shortly after. Now, there is genetic testing that can be done to determine if there is an issue with the baby. Plus, fetal ultrasounds can identify growth issues.

Audrey and Jeremy have not shared very many details about her pregnancy including the baby’s gender.

Do you think Audrey and Jeremy will have another average size child or will the baby be born a little person?

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