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Mum Of Black And White Twins Says People Don't Believe They're Related

Mum Of Black And White Twins Says People Don't Believe They're Related

A mum who gave birth to black and albino twins has revealed people don't believe they are her children due to their different skin colours.

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The photographer admits that she thought she had been given the wrong baby by the hospital staff when she gave birth.

"Most people don't believe they're twins - it's also the hair texture that confuses them," Judith says. "Someone has asked me, 'Where are her parents?'

"I can see the look of shock [on] their faces when I tell them I'm her mum. I haven't had any negative reaction from anyone, they always tell me she is beautiful."

Judith was convinced she was going to have twins from the moment she fell pregnant through IVF, although only had confirmation at her second scan.

The mum explained: "I remember going for my first scan when they told me, 'You are having a baby' and I said, 'No, I'm having two'. I knew, without a doubt.

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Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters
Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters

"The second scan revealed we're having twins - I was told the twins might have Down Syndrome."

She continued: "At seven weeks Kachi was always behind, was very small, she stopped growing, I remember the doctors telling me she might not make it - I'm so grateful she did.

"She didn't cry initially so I was thinking what's going to happen, how is she going to be?

"I was shocked - I thought they had handed me somebody else's baby, I didn't believe she was mine.

"It never crossed my mind I was going to have an albino baby, we don't have any in my family, nor my husband's family.

Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters
Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters

"It was a real shock for me, I was thinking, 'What are they doing, why did they give me someone else's baby?'

"And then I thought, 'Could it be I got somebody else's?'

"But I was just glad she was perfect - both were healthy and they just made me be stressed for nothing. Other than the fact that she is different colour, she looks exactly like me."

Kachi was diagnosed with Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) type 2, an inherited condition where people do not produce enough melanin (or pigment), affecting their eyes, skin and hair.

Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters
Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters

One in every four children can be affected when both parents are carriers of the albinism gene.

Judith says she was initially concerned for Kachi and how would others would react to her albinism. While she has sensitive skin and eyes, the little girl is perfectly healthy.

Judith, who hails from Nigeria, says there are superstitions regarding people with albinism in the country, which was another reason she was worried.

However, going to counselling to learn how to take care of her daughter helped her overcome her concerns.

Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters
Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters

She added: "I was really concerned about what people were going to say. It's not a very usual thing to have an albino and a black baby.

"I was also sad, I was worried about how she is going to go through society, how people are going to treat her. It didn't affect my affection or love at all of course."

Kachi and Kamsi have a great relationship according to their mum, who adds that "they haven't noticed anything different".

Featured Image Credit: Kachy Photos/Caters News

Topics: Life, Life News, Real

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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