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Spouses with dwarfism gave birth to three children against doctors' recommendations and proved that happiness does not depend on height. Photo

A couple with dwarfism refutes stereotypes and myths about people with the same problems

Australian Charlie, who was born with a genetic condition that led to dwarfism, and her husband Cullen, who has a similar condition, are raising three children, even though doctors prepared the couple for the worst-case scenario. The path to creating a large family was not easy, but now the Australians are an example for many.

Charlie and Cullen got married in 2012 and immediately decided they wanted to have more than one child. After much deliberation and fears that their physical characteristics could be passed on to their children, the couple decided to have their first pregnancy. OBOZ.UA decided to show how the happy family looks like now and tell about the problems they faced.

When preparing for the birth of their first daughter, doctors told the Australians that the chances of having a child without a genetic disease were 25%, and the same number of chances that the child would not survive at all. Fortunately, the worst did not happen.

Spouses with dwarfism gave birth to three children against doctors' recommendations and proved that happiness does not depend on height. Photo

However, baby Tilba was nevertheless diagnosed with achondroplasia, a hereditary anomaly that leads to dwarfism. The doctors warned her parents that the girl might have spinal complications in the future, but overall she is a healthy and active child.

Spouses with dwarfism gave birth to three children against doctors' recommendations and proved that happiness does not depend on height. Photo

In 2018, Charlie found out that she was expecting another daughter, and she inherited the disease from her father, achromatic dysplasia. Despite the fact that both children would live with dwarfism, the woman's pregnancies went smoothly.

She took genetic tests, tried to fight stereotypes, and made plans for a large family. Only her third pregnancy in 2020 proved difficult for Charlie. She fainted, suffered from nausea and discomfort.

Later, the parents were informed that their son did not inherit the couple's illness and was born completely healthy. Now the family will have to get used to the only member with a standard height.

Spouses with dwarfism gave birth to three children against doctors' recommendations and proved that happiness does not depend on height. Photo

Despite the warnings of doctors, hate in social media, and fear, the couple realized their dream and built a happy family, which is known to at least 359 thousand Instagram followers.

Spouses with dwarfism gave birth to three children against doctors' recommendations and proved that happiness does not depend on height. Photo

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that Ukrainian actress and TV presenter Lilia Rebryk, who will become a mother again in March despite her long pregnancy, continues to travel around Ukraine with performances  and perform on stage in Kyiv.

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