mrs-herald-The world’s smallest mother

The world’s smallest mother is about to give birth for the third time – despite warnings she is risking her life.

Stacey Herald, who is just 2ft 4in tall, was told that becoming pregnant could kill her, but bravely defied doctors to have two babies half her height.

The 35-year-old from Dry Ridge, Kentucky in the U.S. suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which causes brittle bones and underdeveloped lungs, and means she failed to grow.

Now Mrs Herald, who uses a wheelchair, and her husband Will, who is 5ft 9in, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their third baby, due in the next four weeks.

Currently as wide as she is tall, she cannot hold her daughter because her belly gets in the way, and has to rely on her husband to do most things around the house.

She admits being pregnant is ‘uncomfortable’ and leaves her bedridden for weeks on end.

By the time the new addition, a boy, is one he will already tower over his mother.

But despite all the obstacles, the mother and father, a trainee priest, say they want even more children.

The couple met in 2000 while working for a supermarket in their home town and were desperate for a family after marrying in 2004.

But doctors warned Mrs Herald a baby would grow so large inside her tiny body it would eventually crush her organs, strangling her from the inside out.

Mrs Herald said: ‘It broke my heart that I couldn’t have kids.

‘All my life my parents had told me that I could do anything. Then there were these doctors telling me that we couldn’t be a complete family. It really hurt.’

Stacey Herald

Outgrown: Mrs Herald, her husband Will and their two daughters – they are all taller than the 35-year-old

Eight months later, the couple were thrilled when they discovered they were expecting and decided to go ahead even though family and doctors begged them to reconsider.

Mrs Herald, who had decided not to take contraception, said: ‘They all told me that I would die. They begged me not to have a baby.

‘Even my mother said,” You know you won’t survive right?” ‘I told her: “It’s a miracle that I am here, that I have life, why couldn’t this be a miracle too?”’

In love: Mrs Herald dances with her 5ft 9in tall husbandMrs Herald dances with her 5ft 9in tall husband

After 28 weeks, doctors performed a cesarean section and daughter Kateri was born, weighing just 2lbs and 1oz in 2006.

She grew well but there was heartbreak for the family when they discovered Kateri had inherited Mrs Herald’s condition and would also never grow to a normal height.

But the young family resumed life as normal, before Mrs Herald fell pregnant a year later.

She said: ‘It was kind of like the last time, everyone screamed: “What are you doing?” at us.

‘The doctors told me I was pushing my luck. But we just prayed that God would bring us through it.’ However this pregnancy took its toll on the little mother.

She said: ‘It was hard, I got so much bigger faster. At my worst point I remember bursting into tears, because I looked like a beach ball with a head and little feet.

‘I spent weeks unable to do anything for myself because my stomach was so big. At one point I dislocated my arm when I was moving from my chair into bed, because I just wasn’t used to the weight on my arms.

‘I’ve always been able to do everything but this time I just couldn’t and I found that really upsetting to have Will help me wash and go to the toilet.

‘Also he was trying to look after a 16-month old, so it was tough on both of us.’

Doctors tried to let the second baby stay in her body for as long as possible, letting her pregnancy go to 34 weeks before wheeling her into theatre.

Daughter Makaya who, at 18 inches was more than half her mother’s body length when she was born, weighed 4lbs and 7oz.

Now both girls are bigger than their mother who is 30 weeks pregnant with her first boy.

She said: ‘It’s getting tougher and tougher to move.

‘At the moment because I’m getting really big again I can’t hold my youngest daughter because my belly gets in the way and I can’t get my arms around her.’

Stacey Herald

Tender: Mrs Herald, who suffers from suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, plays with her daughter Makaya

Mrs Herald added: ‘All my babies are miracles, but we haven’t thought about if we’re going to have some more, as they”re a real handful right now.

‘We didn’t plan to have more than two kids, we just think that they’re a great gift to the world, and when I look at them I see Will and I feel so full of love, it’s tough not to want more.’

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10 steps to a healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy is an ideal time to start taking really good care of yourself both physically and emotionally. You give yourself the best chance of having a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy baby if you follow a few simple guidelines:

1. Organise your antenatal care early

Good antenatal care is essential to your baby’s health. Choosing your carer early means you’ll have months to build a good relationship in preparation for the birth. Even if you are not offered a choice of carer, you may be able to develop a rapport with one particular midwife or obstetrician you have met during the course of your pregnancy care. Find out more about your antenatal care options.

2. Eat well

There’s no need to “eat for two” when you’re pregnant, nor to drink full-fat milk or supplements marketed as maternal milk. In fact, your energy needs don’t change for the first six months of pregnancy, and only increase slightly in the last three months (by around 200 calories a day).

However, it is important to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet. Many women go off certain foods, but it’s always possible to substitute those with others that provide similar nutritional value.

Make sure that your diet includes plenty of fruit and vegetables (at least five portions a day). Base your meals around carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and rice (preferably wholegrain so you get plenty of fibre). Include protein such as fish, meat, eggs, nuts or pulses, and some milk and dairy foods, every day. It’s important, too, to eat breakfast and to keep an eye on meal portion sizes and snacks between meals .

3. Be careful about food hygiene

It is better to avoid certain foods in pregnancy because they carry a health risk for your baby.

Salmonella infections may be caused by eating undercooked poultry, and raw or soft-cooked eggs. (Read more about food hygiene in pregnancy).

Listeria, which can cause miscarriage or severe illness in newborns, can be caused by mould-ripened soft cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert, and blue-veined cheeses, such as Stilton. Don’t eat these while you’re pregnant. Hard cheeses, such as cheddar, and soft-processed cheeses, such as cottage cheese, Philadelphia and Boursin, are safe to eat.

To avoid toxoplasmosis, which is rare, but can seriously affect an unborn baby, it is important to wear gloves when handling cat litter and garden soil, avoid eating undercooked or raw meat, and wash vegetables and salads thoroughly to remove any soil or dirt.

4. Take folic acid supplements and eat fish

The only supplement that is considered truly vital is folic acid (also called folate), which can help prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects in babies.

Spina bifida is a serious congenital condition. It occurs when the tube housing the central nervous system fails to close completely and may give rise to severe disabilities. All women planning a pregnancy are advised to take a daily supplement of 400mcg of folic acid starting around the time of conception through the first three months of pregnancy.

You can also increase your intake of natural folate through your diet. Folate is found in many different foods, particularly vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals. Other nutrients that are important to your health and your baby’s are iron and calcium, which can generally be provided by your diet.

Some studies have shown that fish oils, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, may have a beneficial effect on pre-eclampsia, a baby’s birth weight and on the development of a baby’s brain and nerves in late pregnancy.

Oily fish contain proteins, minerals, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which your baby needs as he grows and develops, but it also contains mercury and other pollutants. The current recommendation is to eat oily fish such as herring, mackerel, salmon or sardines no more than twice a week, but you can still eat other types of fish as much as you like.

If you don’t like fish, fish oil supplements are available (choose a brand free of the retinol form of Vitamin A, which is not recommended in pregnancy).

5. Exercise regularly

A good exercise programme can give you the strength and endurance you’ll need to carry the weight you gain during pregnancy and to handle the physical stress of labour. It will also make it much easier to get back into shape after your baby is born.

Exercise can boost your spirits and help ward off depression in pregnancy. Experts aren’t sure exactly how,, but there is growing evidence that it has a positive effect on brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, which help regulate your emotions and mood.

If you are used to taking exercise in the form of a sport, you can continue with this as long as it feels comfortable for you, unless your particular sport carries a risk of falls or knocks. More gentle exercise such as walkingswimming, aqua-aerobics, and yoga are also very beneficial. You may also find our animated yoga for pregnancy videos helpful.

6. Begin doing pelvic floor exercises

It’s very common for women who are pregnant or who have had children to experience stress incontinence; when small amounts of urine leak out during activities, including sneezing, laughing and exercise. You can help prevent this happening by doing pelvic floor exercises, starting before you get pregnant or during pregnancy.

The pelvic floor muscles are the hammock of muscles at the base of your pelvis that support the bladder, vagina and rectum. They can feel weaker than usual in pregnancy because of the extra pressure upon them, and because the hormones of pregnancy cause them to slacken slightly.

Your pelvic floor can be toned and strengthened by a daily exercise pattern. Current recommendations are that you should do pelvic floor exercises three times a day, eight contractions each time. Read our article on pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy for more information on how to do them properly.

7. Limit your alcohol intake

Since any alcohol you drink rapidly reaches your baby via your blood stream and placenta, you may decide to cut it out completely, or at least to monitor the amount you consume.

In the UK, the Royal College of Physicians, and more recently, the Department of Health, recommend that pregnant women play it safe by steering clear of alcohol. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Food Standards Agency recommend, if you do decide to drink, a limit of one or two units of alcohol, no more than once or twice per week, and not to get drunk.

Women who drink heavily (over six units a day) on a regular basis during pregnancy are known to be at greater risk of giving birth to a baby with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), which describes problems ranging from learning difficulties to more serious birth defects.

8. Cut back on caffeine

Coffee, tea and cola-style beverages are mild stimulants, and although the research evidence is not clear, some researchers feel that too much caffeine may contribute to a risk of having a low birth weight baby, or increase your risk of miscarriage.

The current advice suggests that up to two mugs of coffee (equivalent to four cups of tea or five cans of cola) a day won’t hurt your baby, although one study suggests that even low levels of caffeine can increase your risk of miscarriage.

As with alcohol, it’s best to err on the side of caution and you may prefer to cut down on caffeine significantly, or switch to decaffeinated coffee, tea, or fruit juices, instead, particularly in the first trimester. A refreshing alternative is a glass of water with a twist of lime or lemon.

9. Stop smoking

Women who smoke increase their risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, and cot death.

Smoking in the first trimester also slightly increases the risk of having a baby with a cleft lip or palate.

While it is best to give up smoking before you even try to conceive, any reduction in the number of cigarettes you smoke per day will give your baby a better chance. (Read more advice on how to quit smoking in pregnancy.)

10. Get some rest

The fatigue you feel in the first and third trimesters is your body’s way of saying “slow down”. A nap in the middle of the day may seem like a luxury you can’t afford, but you and your baby will both benefit. If you can’t sleep, at least put your feet up and relax for 30 minutes or more, in whatever way suits you best.

If backache is disturbing your sleep, try massage (tell the therapist you are pregnant or look for a bidan experienced in helping pregnant women), aquanatal classes, or exercise classes specifically for back care. Exercise and relaxation can also help with sleep problems related to stress. Try relaxation techniques, which are safe in pregnancy, including yoga, stretching and deep breathing. Always tell the teacher of any exercise or relaxation class that you attend that you’re pregnant or choose classes tailored for pregnant women.

(You’ll find more useful advice in our pregnancy sleep section.)

Discuss these and other lifestyle changes with mums in the same stage as you! Find them in our Pregnancy forum today.

like silence in dew night

season of love..                                                                                                                             Same thing as day and night..                                                                                                      

come and go naturally…                                                                                                                 Love also has given me

At the end of a quiet day,

only met with “my lover” in a dream …

I lost him with far away …

with dew in the wind…

i dont have the ability to take..

only able to make memories

that I made ​​him my healers miss ...

I like hope to something that is missing of mind..

In this pain like silence in dew night ..

In the heartbreak myself and my co

alonely crying in pain ..

if …

he will be the continuous ..?

when a raindrop ,

followedby the silent tears .. 

Like the love of the sun during the day..
  like the stars at night,
  and likewise may be lost ..when it is his time ..

without you …

i so lonely…

HaPpy New Year..!!(TOO LATE)

last night…at clock 11.45pm (i go at BUKIT AMPANG-(the hill ampang)

me and my friends came to the hill ampang (too late), cause me and my friends caught as  jams, too many cars and not be parking .. (–__–“)

exact hour at 12.00AM!!

~~~everyone said “yeahhhh!!! happy new year!!”~~~and

I’m still in the car … (-__-) — my face

all the people came out of the car briefly see the fireworks ..(everyone crowded car out of the car — so all-moving car can not see fireworks-

i and friends all came out of the car and see the fireworks …we all ran quickly (too Rushing) and just about the only place ...You all want to know where ..??

In between trees .. (0-0)what to do…??fate …hehe

i with my friend….just smile…(>0<) take easy

(^ – ^) -[ becouse  once a year …]. as long as can see from far been ok ..(yeahh be ok)


“happy new year, make this year better than the years…”


~note !2013!!~

Currently, many must already started to install a new determination, there is a new spirit and new sorts of things. Said even the new year right ..
Before that, let us see the ‘history’ of our past. The year 2011 had a resolution, as far as we have been doing? If I’ve done, so far as it is effective in our lives? What changes have occurred? Is it better or worse? If there are still less, let sempurnakannya in the new year. For me, in fact, a new determination not to wait when in the new year. Every day there should be a determination for the next days.
Rasulullah s.a.w,

“Whoever he is better today than yesterday, he among them yanng lucky.

   Whoever he is the same today as yesterday, then he is from amongst the losers.

   Whoever he is today, worse than yesterday, he among the wretched “

So, based on this hadith, preferably every day of reflection and install our intention to be better than the previous days. Maybe we can divide our determination to short term and long term. Anything, we must resolve and intention towards better and get better acquainted with the Creator. God knows the truth.

 “Every year I will make a new determination and a new annual goals, something more spectacular than last year’s resolutions and goals.When a NEW SPIRIT, there is more we will strive to improve myself we own”



  • Most importand [HEALTH]
  • god heals everything
  • make time pray
    • Grateful to God for ourselves we still have a chance to live and start a new book, old books do not remembered
    • Don’t be regret ANYTHING YOU DO
  • Don’t over do.(make a stress)
  • Don’t take yoursefl so SERIOUSLY
  • Don’t waste your time(if wordpress is not waste my time hehe)
  • Forget of the bad stories
  • forgive everyone
  • Do GOOD MOOD everydays
  • Time is Slowly passing by and not waiting you
  • No more crying (Don’t bring tears to your eyes)
  • No lonely broken
  • No so lonely
  • No matter how you feel,get Up,dress up,show up.DO YOUR BEST
  • Listen to your heart
  • life is short
  • MAKE SURE Propagation patient
  • TAKE CARE (life,faith,family,lover,friendship, sanity!! and be originaL)


Every year I will make a new determination and a new annual goals, something more spectacular than last year’s resolutions and goals.When a NEW SPIRIT, there is more we will strive to improve myself we own.