By Mirembe Martina
A baby was born with teeth in a new shocking confession of a mother.
Vicki Griffiths gave birth to her daughter and as she planned to breastfeed her daughter, Eva Faith, she saw her with two front teeth protruding.
Born weighing 7lbs 4oz at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, Eva stunned the nurses and her mother when they saw two front teeth protruding out of her mouth. It was Vicki’s husband, Steven who noticed the teeth. “When I came back into the room Steven said, “she’s got teeth, you know!” and then we both burst out laughing. We were in shock, and so were the midwives. She had her mouth closed to begin with, so we didn’t notice. It was quite bizarre to see them,” Vicki narrated.
The 26-year-old mother of three went on to add saying, “I had been planning to breastfeed, but when I saw Eva’s teeth I was put off. I don’t think anybody could blame me!” The couple now worry that Eva will grow more teeth. “I kept asking the midwives and nurses what I could give Eva if she was in pain, but nobody was able to answer me. They just kept going away and then coming back with more people to look at Eva’s teeth. Nobody could believe it. When we came out of hospital I went to see my GP and he said that he had never heard of this happening before. Midwives with 25-years’ experience were also saying they’d never seen it.”
Little Eva Faith was born on September 8 and is now at home with her parents and older sisters Elizabeth, seven, and Emily, five, in Redcar, Cleveland. At first Mrs Griffiths thought the teeth would have to be removed in case Eva were to choke on them, but she was checked over by a paediatrician who said they were stable enough not to present a problem.
“Eva often has her mouth open, especially after she has woken up. A professional baby photographer came round to take some pictures, and she simply could not believe it. Everyone thinks Eva is lovely, but can’t get over her teeth.”