The World's Smallest Mum Is Pregnant Again (Pics)

The world's smallest mum is expecting her third child — despite warnings the pregnancy could kill her.

Stacey Herald, 35, is just 2ft 4ins tall, and her new son will already be half her size when he is born. By the time he is one, the baby boy will dwarf her.

Doctors have warned Stacey, from Kentucky in the US, that the pregnancy could be fatal for her — but she and her 5ft 9in-tall husband Will, insist their kids are a gift from god.

She said: "We didn't plan to have more than two kids, we just think that they're a great gift to the world, and when I look at them I see Will and I feel so full of love, it's tough not to want more."

Currently as wide as she is tall, she cannot hold her youngest daughter because her belly gets in the way, and she has to rely on husband Will to do most things around the house.

She admits being pregnant is "uncomfortable" and leaves her bedridden for weeks on end. Despite all the obstacles, Stacey and Will, a trainee priest, say they want even more children.

The couple met in 2000 while working for a supermarket in their home town of Dry Ridge and were desperate for a family after marrying in 2004.

Doctors warned Stacey a baby would grow so large inside her tiny body it would eventually crush her organs, strangling her from the inside out.

Stacey said: "The doctors all told me that I would die. They begged me not to have a baby. Even my mother said, 'You know you won't survive right?'

"I told her: 'It's a miracle that I am here, that I have life, why couldn't this be a miracle too?'"

Their first child Kateri was born in 2006 — and suffers from the same condition as Stacey. A second daughter Makaya followed in 2008.

Now both girls are bigger than their mum who is 30 weeks pregnant with her first boy.

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