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It's a heart-stopping moment when you're told your pregnancy isn't going as you had planned. 

 

Blogger Acacia Kersey and partner, Jairus Joseph know all too well the complications pregnancy can bring. 

 

Luckily their daughter, Rosemary arrived safely and is now a month old, healthy and doing well.

 

However, Acacia was forced to explain that there was nothing wrong with the newborn because so many people were passing remarks on her appearance.

 

 

The 21-year-old wrote: "Shocking how many people comment on Rosemary’s appearance. Nothing is wrong with her she just doesn’t have any fat on her so her face shows a lot of bone which people aren’t used to seeing... clearly. Once she has fat on her she’ll look “normal” but she’s 100 percent fine and healthy."

 

If that wasn't bad enough, she had to tweet again to ask people to stop trying to diagnosis her daughter. 

 

"Hello everyone! As much as I appreciate your concerns and your support, I would really love if you could stop diagnosing Rosemary."

 

"Her team of specialists and doctors and genetic counselors are the only people I feel comfortable with doing so. She has had so many tests done and an MRI and blood draws," she added.

 

 

The mum-of-two went onto explain that the medical professionals have everything they need. 

 

"They have all the information about her that they could possibly obtain. As for now,  she has not been diagnosed with any syndromes, I will let you know if anything changes," she tweeted.

 

Acacia was induced at 37 weeks because Rosemary didn't have a corpus callosum in her brain, and before the baby girl arrived into the world, doctors were already going to test the baby to see if it would have an impact on her health.

 

 

According to Barnes Jewish Hospital, the corpus callosum is a band of nerve fibers that connects the two sides, or hemispheres, of the brain. 

 

In a small number of babies, the corpus callosum is either partially or completely missing. This birth defect is called agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC).

 

ACC is one of the most common congenital brain abnormalities and it affects approximately 2 to 7 out of every 1,000 newborns, states the publication.

 

While some children with ACC can have other brain abnormalities, many babies with ACC develop normally. 

 

 

Rosemary has a big sister, one-year-old Brinley. 

 

We can only imagine how stressful family life must be, between appointments and juggling two under two - so additional pressure from social media is just not needed.

 

We are wishing the family the very best of luck and the girls are just adorable.

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