This link was sent to me by a reader some time ago, asking me what I thought of this situation so I thought I’d share this for your childfree thoughts and views.
In brief Stacey Herald, called the world’s smallest woman, is “risking” giving birth to a third child. Reading the article you might be forgiven for thinking she’s a heroine… after all Mrs Herald suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which causes brittle bones and underdeveloped lungs, and means she failed to grow. She’s 2 foot 4 inches, can’t hold her daughter, relies on her husband to do most things around the house. She has a genetic disease. But despite it all, despite doctors telling her it would be risky to have more children, she’s not only pregnant with their third, she wants more.
Said Mrs Herald – ‘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.’