Baby conceived on Valentine's Day born with heart-shaped birthmark on forehead

By Samantha Luiz
12 February 2016

Two days after the birth of Poppy-Rae in November 2015, a distinct red mark formed on the newborn's forehead.

Concerned, Jade Sparham, from England, took her first child to the doctors, who reassured her that the mark was just a birthmark and nothing to be worried about, MailOnline reports.

"I couldn't believe when we spotted the heart on her head, especially after we worked out that she was conceived on Valentine's Day last year," said the mom, who welcomed the baby girl with partner Liam Scaife (21).

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"It was such a lovely surprise," said Jade (20).

"It definitely makes this Valentine's Day extra special for us. Poppy-Rae is like our very own cupid baby. Now Liam and I can't stop kissing her little face."

The first-time parents also recall how worried they were whey they first spotted the mark.

"When I first noticed the mark on Poppy-Rae's forehead turn bright red, I was a little concerned because I didn't know what it meant, reveals Jade.

"But we were relieved to find out that the birthmark didn't pose any health problems for her."

Relieved that the birthmark is no cause for alarm, the parents have chosen to embrace their "cupid baby"'s uniqueness as a reminder of their love for each other.

"At first we worried that Poppy-Rae would be bullied as she grew up, or struggle to find a boyfriend.

"But now, we've realised that her birthmark is what makes her unique and it makes her more beautiful to us both," said Jade, who added that their daughter's "little love-heart has brought us closer together as a family."

The proud mom also revealed how when she and Liam have an argument, all they have to do is look at their daughter to be reminded of how much they mean to each other.

Although the doctors have told the couple that birthmarks like Poppy-Rae's usually disappear by the age of 4 or 5, they hope it doesn't.

"It's a part of her, and it makes her so unique.

"I wouldn't have her any other way."

Sources:, MailOnline, Lincolnshire Echo

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