Main Article on Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) Question: What were the symptoms of your baby with Trisomy 18? Submit Your Comment Comment from: Sandra , 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 09 My baby was born 03/27/17 with trisomy 18. She had mental retardation, low set ears, small jaw, small mouth, growth difficulties, short sternum, weak cry, clenched fist with overlapping fingers, small head, webbed neck, VSD (ventricular septal defect), small eyes, small big toe, underdeveloped finger and toe nails, and hernias in liver pushing through diaphragm. She passed away from the pain of the hernias. On 07/09/17.