A white baby girl with a mop of blonde hair and blue eyes has been born to black parents living in London. How is this possible? While there have been several cases of different coloured twins born to parents with mixed-race ancestry in recent years, Ben and Angela Ihegboro, who are originally from Nigeria, say they have no such origins which could explain the phenomenon that is their new daughter Nmachi. In the case of Nmachi, there are three possible explanations of why she looks so very different from her older brother and sister, who are both black: dormant white genes which entered both of her parents' families long ago, a genetic mutation unique to her, or albinism.
Why Are Birth Outcomes Different for Women of Color?
The medical side of how I treat patients is ever changing. Each week brings new research, updated protocols and refined treatment guidelines. One part of this job, however, has stayed the same — the emotion felt when a newborn infant is placed into the arms of her mother for the very first time. Even after all these years of practice, this moment can still bring tears to my eyes. Like most, I am not the same doctor today as I was when I started this journey. With each passing year, I become a better listener. Supporting a family as it works toward a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery encompasses so much more than just checking the fetal heartbeat, translating ultrasound reports and doing prenatal labs.
This has been an extraordinary week for Patrick Augustus. It is a bold move because the theme - young black men who have children with a number of women and wear this as a badge of honour - is usually left well alone by anxious white liberals and radical anti-racists who are always wary of "encouraging" racism. He is your proud, black, urban man with all those subversive traits that are irresistible to many women and deeply threatening to white men. Last winter he brought another baby father, Victor, to talk to me about his children for a book I am writing. There was, said a weary Victor, the problem of the new black woman who no longer indulges men like him: "They're changing, man.
Lucy Bland does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Around 2. During World War II, over 70 years ago, these figures were far lower. And so unsurprisingly, life was difficult for the 2, or so mixed race babies who were born in World War II to black American GIs and white British women.