Nigerian mom gave birth to two white babies to beat million-to-one odds
A Nigerian mother who gave birth to a million-to-one white child with beautiful blue eyes has left many people speechless including the mother herself. Surprisingly, this woman has not only given birth to one white, blue-eyed baby, but two!
Catherine Howarth is of Nigerian heritage and her husband, Richard Howarth is an Englishman of Caucasian descent. She gave birth to her first child named Jonah.
Even though her husband is an Englishman, the birth of the two white babies are still considered as a miracle because black skin genes are usually very dominant.
“No one has heard of a black mom having two white babies one after the other. When I had Jonah he was so white both Richard and I thought the midwife had given us the wrong child,” mentioned Catherine.
However, the miracle happened once again when Catherine gave birth to another baby. This time it is a baby girl named Sophia but she is just as white as her brother. She even has the same blue coloured eyes!
“When Jonah was born, a genetic specialist said he was a one-in-a-million baby,” Catherine told the Daily Mail.
“He said it was extraordinary with my African background that I’d had a child with blue eyes and pale skin.”
“So when Sophia was born with white skin and blue eyes I was more than taken back with shock. It seems the odds of it happening twice are millions-to-one,” said Catherine.
Seeing a mother of African background with two white kids may not be familiar to those who have met them before. Every time she went to the hospital, doctors and midwives would comment on her babies’ amazing skin colour.
“People often get confused when they meet me with the children for the first time. You can see them doing a double take, wondering if I am their mom.”
“I do get tired of being stopped in the street by people asking if I’m the nanny. People seem to find it hard to understand how I could give birth twice to white children.”
Whilst it is still hard to find the reason for this case to happen, Catherine did try to make a guess: “My parents were from Nigeria. And as far back as anyone can recall my family have all been black. The only explanation seems to be there must have been a white gene in my family that has remained dormant for years until now. And now it seems to be very dominant.”
Photo Source: YouTube Screenshot | The Howarths