Family And The Medical Team Was Astonished When They Saw The Newborn’s Mouth Was Slit Open From Ear To Ear

The Australian couple, Cristina Vercher and Blaize Mucha, were thrilled to welcome their newborn, Ayla Summer Mucha, who was born on December 30, 2021. The young girl took the hospital staff and her parents by surprise with her smile from ear to ear.

As the baby’s mouth was open from ear to ear, the doctors diagnosed her with bilateral macrostomia, which meant that Ayla’s mouth was not properly formed in her mother’s womb.

The rare condition happens, when the mouth of the infant doesn’t fuse together in the pregnancy, and it is so rare that only 14 cases were reported in the history of medicine.

Now 23-year-old mother stated that with her 22-year-old husband Blaize, “were instantly worried” after they saw their daughter, Ayla, for the first time. Her facial condition was “obvious,” as the baby girl “was so tiny.”

“Blaize and I were not aware of this condition, nor had I ever met someone born with a macrostomia,” Adelaide’s Vercher had stated. “So it came as a huge shock.”

The medical team had no idea of the condition, as they were shocked, and had no idea how to deal with a baby, who was born with bilateral macrostomia.

“This made the experience all the more worrying as it took several hours for a doctor to give us an answer. With this came more difficulties as the hospital had little knowledge or support for such a rare condition.” the woman said. “All I could think about as a mother was where I went wrong.”

The doctors shared with the family that they couldn’t have done anything to change the outcome, as Christina was sorry that she caused her daughter’s condition.

”All I could dwell on as a mother was where I might have made a mistake.” Christina said, but the test results showed that they had no influence on their daughter’s condition.

As the family focused on their daughter to live with her condition, there were also problems with Ayla’s latching and suckling. And for those problems, the parents decided to perform a surgery on their baby, Ayla.

As the family shared the journey and the condition of their daughter through TikTok, 6.5 million users had watched little Ayla’s story.

“I just read on doctor Google that there are only 14 documented cases. She is so darn special. Be proud mama,” a user commented.

“She is beautiful and just perfect the way she is. She made me smile as well.” another user said.

“Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, please do not listen to those bitter people. She’s such an Angel,” the third netizen shared.

“Oh my looord. How cute are you!! ignore all those hurtful comments, your little cuteness is just too sweet,” fourth said.

“I would advise nothing more than to be kind and accepting of all people.” Christina said in response to the interest her daughter’s story received.

“As you would hope, people paid the same respect to you or your children if such events were to occur in your life,” the mother added, “Social media is a divided place. You can’t control the personalities of other people unfortunately.”

“We will not stop sharing our experiences and favorite memories as we are so proud.”

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