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Baby Girl Had So Much Hair When She Was Born That It Was Visible During Her Mom's 34-Week Scan

Baby Girl Had So Much Hair When She Was Born That It Was Visible During Her Mom's 34-Week Scan
Maya (PA Real Life/Collect)

This mom recalled her shock when she realized her baby girl already had hair in the womb. Which was clearly visible at her 34 week scan.

Alexandra Jechorek is Maya's and Kadin's mom. Maya was her second kid with boyfriend Lee Bond. But, Maya was born with a full head of hair.

“We'd already found out we were expecting a girl at the previous scan, so at 34 weeks, we were just excited to see how much she'd grown," she said.

“When the midwife turned the screen around, I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. There was this tiny little baby on the scan with a full head of hair. I just thought, 'No way, this cannot be possible'."

“To be completely honest, I thought all babies were born bald. My oldest Kadin came out bald, so I just thought that was how babies were when they were born."

Alexandra and Maya (PA Real Life/Collect)

“But once I'd taken in how much hair she had, it made me all the more excited to meet her, as Maya already looked like a proper little person," she added.

Six weeks later, after a 90 minute labour Maya was born at The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, in Dublin. And, her full head of dark hair caused quite a storm.

“As soon as Maya arrived, I couldn't take my eyes off her hair. I'd been expecting her to have hair because of the scan, but to see this beautiful baby with this thick jet black hair was incredible," Jechorek said.

Maya (PA Real Life/Collect)

“It had already grown so long it was down past her ears," she continued.

“Even the nurses and the doctors turned to me and said they'd never seen a baby with so much hair in all the time they'd worked at the hospital!"

Soon Maya's incredible hair was commanding attention everywhere she went.

Maya (PA Real Life/Collect)

“We couldn't leave the house without someone complimenting Maya on her hair," Jechorek said.

“Lots of people would ask, 'How old is she?' They were shocked when I told them she was only three months old with so much hair!"

The scan picture where you can see Maya's hair (PA Real Life/Collect)

“I've never had her hair cut. I think it's absolutely beautiful and I want her to grow it as long as she wants," she continued.

Having such long hair means Maya has already been able to experiment with a host of different styles, which she shows off on her very own Instagram site, where she already has 300 followers.

“Maya's really good she always sits still and lets me do her hair," she said.

Maya (PA Real Life/Collect)

“I do it in plaits and sometimes I tie it in a ponytail," she added.

“I love putting bow clips in her hair. I have different colors, like pink, blue, red and yellow, to match the different outfits that she wears."

Maya's beautiful hair means that she has a demanding beauty routine.

Maya just before her first birthday (PA Real Life/Collect)

“I shampoo and conditioner her hair every day," she said.

“Then I brush it through and spray on some stay-in conditioner and dry it with a towel."

“It takes about 20 minutes, which is quite a long time considering I'm doing a one year old's hair."

Maya at two months (PA Real Life/Collect)

With her Instagram profile growing, Jechorek now hopes one day to launch Maya as a baby model.

“People love looking at pictures of Maya – they can't get enough of her hair," she said.

“I usually post pictures of her different hairstyles or of her playing with Kadin."

Maya just before her first birthday (PA Real Life/Collect)

“But the comments are always about how amazing Maya's hair is," she continued.

With no family history of babies with hair, Jechorek says Maya's amazing hair is a complete fluke.

“I've asked around my family and Lee's to see if anyone else was born with hair like Maya's, but everyone's told me no, so it must've just been a fluke," she said.

The back of Maya's hair (PA Real Life/Collect)

“And it's weird that she has such dark hair, as when Kadin was a baby, he had such fine blond hair," she said.

“I suppose I've got quite dark hair, so she must've got that from me, but even so – I certainly didn't have thick hair until I was much older."

“While the reason for her luscious locks remains a mystery, I love it and think Maya is really beautiful."