Mum and baby have matching heart-shaped birthmarks

Mum and baby with birthmark
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When a child is born, there are certain physical similarities to their parents that we look for first: Their eyes, their ears, their mouth.

But one mother and daughter from Manchester have one particularly striking thing in common – the same heart-shaped birth mark.

Lois Whitehead, 26, has the distinctive strawberry birthmark on her right arm.

Baby with birthmark
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And when her daughter, Heidi, was born in May, Whitehead noticed a faint mark on her baby’s left arm.

But over time, the faint mark darkened and changed shape and now matches her mother’s perfectly.

Whitehead told Mail Online: “I’ve always had people commenting on mine saying how lovely it is because of the shape.

“Whilst pregnant with Heidi, I said to people: ‘Imagine if the baby had my birthmark too’.

Baby with birthmark
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“When she was first born my mum thought it was blood on her arm.

“It was only the next day we realised it was a birthmark and gradually over time it has become red and heart shaped just like mine.”

And Whitehead’s husband Dan, also 26, is (unsurprisingly) a little bit jealous:

Baby with birthmark
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“It’s amazing, I always thought Lois’ was cool but for my daughter to have it too is amazing. I’m quite jealous I’ve not got one,” he said.

Do you know any parents who have matching birthmarks with their kids? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUK.

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