Luna’s Haemangioma Story
When Luna was born she either didn’t have her strawberry mark yet, or it was so tiny we didn’t notice it! I think she was around a week or two old when we realised it was there, and it was just a small bright red dot on her neck/shoulder. She was also born with a little white spot on the end of her tongue and a stork bite on the back of her neck, of course being first time parents we asked our health visitor and midwives many times if these were harmless and they assured us they were! As she was growing we noticed this red mark was growing with her and also it became slightly raised and bumpy – just like a real strawberry!
Interestingly my mum/Luna’s nanny said she was born with a strawberry nevus, which was on her waist but she had an operation to have it removed at 16 months. Unfortunately we are not sure why it was removed or how big it was as sadly her mum passed away when she was very young, but kept the above details in a diary. Luna is growing up to be a very happy and confident little girl and I will do my best to make sure she knows that this little mark just adds to her beauty, and is nothing to worry about! Of course if she would like treatment for it in the future then it is entirely her decision – however I have heard that it is likely to have faded by the time she is seven. We will see!
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