Burn Survivor Andrea Grant Disproves Doctors & Welcomes Healthy Baby Boy

October 19, 2016  |  

About a month ago, we told you about burn survivor, Andrea Grant’s pregnancy. What made her pregnancy so unusual and so miraculous was that doctors told her that because of her scarred skin, she wouldn’t be able to carry her baby to term without the skin tearing. But after defying the odds with one child in 2012, she was sure she could do it again.

And last week, on October 12, Grant welcomed their son Marcus D. Jackson Jr. to the world. She documented a bit of her labor journey on her Instagram page, including a moment where Grant, experiencing a contraction, is asking for an epidural. Her sister, who was videographer for the day, said, “If you can survive fire, you can survive a baby naturally.”

Grant ultimately got her drugs and welcomed her latest bundle at 12:25 a.m. Baby Jackson weighed 6lbs and 8 oz. And you already know he’s adorable! Check out the pictures and video below.

💙💙💙 What An Amazing Gift From God

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Marcus D Jackson Jr 💙 Born 10/12/16 12:25 am 6lbs 8Oz

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Such a beautiful and amazing story. Congratulations to Ms. Grant and her family.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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