Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Baby Born With "Permanent Smile" in Australia

Baby Born With "Permanent Smile" in Australia

A baby born with a rare natural anomaly condition puts a smile on millions of faces on social media end users. Ayla Summer Mucha (baby) was born in December 2021 and was diagnosed with dual microstomia, a rare condition that affects the oral cavity's aesthetics and function.

This has given Ayla Summer Mucha (baby) a "permanent smile on her face," making her a star on TikTok and Instagram.

Ayla Summer Mucha's parents, Blaize Mucha, 20, and Cristina Vercher, 21, were given the news in Australia by the doctors, who said Ayla developed this condition in the womb.

Ms. Vercher was quoted as saying by the New York Post.

"My wife and I were not aware of this condition, nor had I ever met someone born with a macrostomia. So it came as a huge shock,"

According to a 2007 study in Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, only 14 cases worldwide have been reported with the condition. But doctors at Flinders Medical Centre had seen it for the first time.

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Ultrasound scans of Ms. Vercher before she went for the caesarian also did not show the abnormally large mouth opening.

She further told the Post.

"All I could think about as a mom was where I went wrong, especially when I had been so precise throughout my entire pregnancy,"

But the doctors reassured the couple that it was not their fault.

Ayla's parents are talking to doctors about surgery to fix her broad smile as she may not be able to latch or suckle. On Instagram, they spread awareness about the condition and share their experiences.


The doctors have advised the surgery to help ensure Ayla has a functioning mouth as she grows older.