White baby born to black mom

By Drum Digital
03 September 2014

When the midwife at the Milton Keynes Hospital in the United Kingdon presented Catherine Howarth with her new baby, she was convinced there was a mistake.

When the midwife at the Milton Keynes Hospital in the United Kingdom presented Catherine Howarth with her new baby, she was convinced there was a mistake. The Daily Mirror reported that the little boy, named Jonah, was completely white – whereas new mum Catherine (32) is dark-skinned, owing to her Nigerian heritage.

Despite Catherine’s husband and Jonah’s father Richard (34) being white, doctors say the chances of Jonah being white too were an incredible one in a million.

And it wasn't only the “miracle” baby’s mom who was stunned.

“The midwife looked at me and looked back down at Jonah, then at me again and couldn't believe it,” said Catherine.

“The doctors confirmed it was extremely rare.”

Richard, a medical recruitment consultant, was equally astonished.

Although the couple plans to have more children, they've been told the chances of them also being born white are highly unlikely.

Sources: Nigerianwatch.com and Daily Mirror

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