Doctors told Stacey Herald that she couldn’t have kids, but she proved them all wrong
Standing at only 2 feet 4 inches, Stacey Herald is the world’s smallest mother, proving all her doctors wrong when she gave birth to three babies. Herald suffers from a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a disorder that is characterized by bones that break easily, which has caused her to have a shorter than average stature.
Her husband, Will, is of an average height of 5ft 9in. They met in 2000 while working at a supermarket in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and got married in 2004.
“It’s a miracle that I am here, that I have life, why couldn’t this be a miracle too?”
“It broke my heart that I couldn’t have kids,” she told The Telegraph. “All my life my parents had told me that I could do anything. Then there were these doctors telling me that we couldn’t be a complete family. It really hurt.”
When the couple discovered that Herald was pregnant 8 months after their wedding, their doctors told them that they shouldn’t go ahead with the pregnancy.
“They all told me that I would die. They begged me not to have a baby. Even my mother said, ‘You know you won’t survive right?'” Herald said. “I told her: ‘It’s a miracle that I am here, that I have life, why couldn’t this be a miracle too?'”
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