According to her parents, a newborn was born with a birthmark that covered a third of her face and gave her the appearance of the superhero Batman.
Andrew, 34, and Lacey Jackson, 35, were shocked to see Natalie come with a big mark that resembled a mask on part of her forehead, nose, and around her left eye.
The newborn was delivered through Caesarean section on January 9 of this year, and as a nurse lifted the baby up, the parents claimed they were “struck with panic.”
According to Mrs. Jackson, doctors worry that Natalie’s birthmark may continue to spread and cause health issues, and the pair is worried that she would experience cruel treatment as she ages.
Hearing her very first cry, the mother remarked, was breathtaking. I became aware of the sizable black mark on our child’s left side of her face when the nurse raised her after my C-section.
She looked beautiful, but I noticed a bruise on her, and I worried that it was a result of anything I had done to her when I was pregnant.
She remarked, “Doctors said it was just a birthmark, and she was breathing and healthy.”
As Mrs. Jackson held her 7lb 1oz newborn in her arms, she started to worry about what other people would think of the mark.
She said, “I worried that people would only see our sweet newborn daughter for her birthmark, rather than the beautiful person I knew she would grow up to be. I felt enamored with her.
At that time, I decided that we would love her without condition and give her all the confidence in the world so she could realize how beautiful she is and how she is capable of doing anything she sets her mind to.
While Mrs. Jackson works as an autopsy technician, Mr. Jackson, who was born in Hull before moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife, works for a software company.
The couple’s older children are Devin, who is four years old, and Elliott, who is seven. The children gave their infant sister a superhero alias after they first got to know her.
‘What’s that on her face, mummy?’ one of the youngsters inquired. Mrs. Jackson said. “What is the black mark exactly?” He was told by me that she was wearing her superhero outfit. I reassured them that she was still capable of anything as a result.
People frequently compliment her beauty and praise her birthmark, and we couldn’t agree more.
“We’ll always tell her it’s a part of who she is and who she’s destined to be,” the family stated. She has a birthmark that makes her special, and people will always remember how beautiful she is both inside and out.
A week after Natalie was born, her parents brought her to an ophthalmologist, who specializes in the diagnosis of eye conditions.
They sent her to a dermatologist, a skin specialist, and had her get an MRI to make sure the birthmark wasn’t obstructing her vision.
As Natalie gets older, the deformity will cause her a variety of health issues, but surprisingly, her parents have decided against having the black spot removed.
Natalie’s parents seem unfazed as inquisitive onlookers ogle the toddler in the street.
They think she should embrace her birthmark in the belief that it will make her a stronger person because “being different is wonderful” and that “being different is wonderful.”
The dermatologist told us it was a birthmark, but because it would continue to expand, it would always cover a significant portion of her face, according to Mrs. Jackson.
It was still a huge relief, even though her birthmark puts her at a slightly higher risk of getting melanoma, a form of skin cancer, because abnormal cells could develop.
Although her mark suggests she’ll be resilient no matter what life throws at her, we are aware that she will face some difficulties.