After two years of trying to conceive, former MKR contestants Annie and Jason Chesworth have welcomed their first child into the world – a little boy name Theo.
The couple were considering adoption and surrogacy after trying to fall pregnant for two years when they ended up falling naturally.
Theo – who was born on March 5 and weighed 2.9kg – was born with a cleft palate which Annie first noticed at her 20-week scan – realising that his facial features looked different in the ultrasound pictures once she got home and had a good look at them.
Doctors later confirmed that he did have a unilateral complete cleft, which affects one in every 600 children born in Australia. A cleft palate, or cleft lip, is a birth condition caused by the baby’s mouth parts not joining up during early foetal development.
Jason told Womans Day magazine, ‘The cleft palate we can deal with…He’s a beautiful, healthy baby boy.’
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