Real-life cupid? Child with a perfect heart-shaped birthmark on her tummy is now almost a year old
It's Valentine's Day and we might have had a cute little cupid living among us for almost a year now.
Babies around the world are often born with birthmarks of various sizes and shapes. But some shapes are so extraordinary, they can leave everyone baffled.
That's what some midwives experienced when they laid their eyes on baby Jorgia Welch. They just couldn't believe what they were seeing.
The little one was a symbol of love right after birth, and quite literally so.
She has a birthmark on the left side of her tummy that is in the shape of a love heart.
Jorgia is now almost a year old. She was born February 22, 2022.
Medics had told Jorgia's 37-year-old mother Jayne Welch and her partner Joe that the heart mark would likely disappear with age. But it has only grown in proportion to her size and remains prominent and clearly visible ahead of her first birthday.
Her photos are now going massively viral, with many refusing to believe the birthmark is actually real.
"The heart-shaped birthmark is on Jorgia’s tummy and midwives couldn’t believe it when they spotted it. When she was first born, it was only a little red mark, but in a perfect heart shape. We knew we were having a girl and the paediatrician was amazed when they noticed the red marking on Jorgia’s tiny tummy," said Jorgia mother, Jayne Welch.
The 37-year-old said that Jorgia birthmark has grown naturally over the year and has become slightly raised.
"Since then it has kept growing naturally. It was quite flat at first but it developed and is slightly raised now. Doctors thought it would fade, but it hasn’t disappeared or faded. Jorgia is growing up quickly, it’s grown with her and in perfect proportion," she said.
Jorgia has now started to take notice of her unique birthmark. Welch says she is quite fascinated by it.
The mum loves it so much that she is planning to get a matching tattoo in the same place.
Jorgia's birthmark is not the only unique thing about her birth. She was born on a special date - 22/2/22
"We love our February-born baby girl and her very unique love heart birthmark," said Ms Welch.