Woman With No Muscles In Her Arms and Legs Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby
For Sheree Psaila caring for her baby boy is much more difficult than to any other mom. 22-year-old Sheree is unable to pick up and comfort her baby boy.
When Sheree hears her baby cry all she wants to do is pick him up.
But a rare genetic condition means the first-time-mum has virtually no muscle tissue in her arms or legs, and reaching for her little boy is impossible.
The challenges she faces as a mother are greater than most, but her journey to parenthood is nothing short of a miracle.
Sheree Psaila suffers from a rare congenital condition called arthrogryposis multiplex When she was born doctors warned she would not live past her first birthday.
Sheree went under 20 surgeries, unfortunately, they all were unsuccessful. She was suggested to be put in a wheelchair and sent to a special needs school. But the girl started to walk at the age of five.
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She met her husband Chris, who has a hereditary condition that caused damage to his lower spine, at Tafe before they got in married in March 2015.
After suffering a devastating miscarriage, the couple had their first baby, Hayden, a year after they married.
Thankfully, the pregnancy went smoothly.
Doctors were initially concerned Ms Psaila, who is just 122cm or 4 feet tall, would be too small to allow her baby to grow normally.
The baby was able to grow the fully inside of Paisla! So she gave a birth to a baby boy!
‘At first, the doctors wanted to do an epidural so I could be awake. But because my spine isn’t completely straight they put me under general anaesthetics,’ she said.
When little Hayden was born he measured 47cm tall and weighed in at 2.5 kilograms.
Hayden was born completely healthy! He has no disabilities or hereditary conditions.
Even though Psaila has a difficult time being able to tend to her baby and can barely hold him, she gets help from a carer.
“When we go swimming, I want to be able to hold him in the pool and do all of the stuff that Chris does with him,” she explained.
Sheree says she loves being a mom even though it is difficult.