Many people, including the mother, have been left speechless after a Nigerian mother gave birth to a million-to-one white child with gorgeous blue eyes. Surprisingly, this mom has given birth to not one, but two white, blue-eyed children!
Catherine Howarth is of Nigerian ethnicity, while her spouse is an Englishman of Caucasian descent. Jonah, her first child, was born to her.
Despite the fact that her husband is English, the birth of two white children is regarded as a miracle because dark skin genes are normally quite dominant.
“No one has ever heard of a black mother producing two white babies back to back.” “When I was pregnant with Jonah, he was so white that Richard and I assumed the midwife had handed us the wrong child,” Catherine explained.
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-colored 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 million-to-one,” said Catherine.
Those who have never encountered an African-American woman with two white children may be surprised. Doctors and midwives would compliment her baby’s wonderful skin color every time she went to the hospital.
“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 has 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.”