Charli Worgan and her husband Cullen have often faced the common question asked of married couples: “When are you planning to have children?” The Sydney-based couple, both having a unique form of dwarfism, found themselves in the spotlight, especially when Charli became pregnant with their first child.
After welcoming their first child, Charli decided to share their family life on social media, creating an Instagram account. Little did she anticipate the account’s popularity, now boasting over 300,000 followers, as the couple embraces parenthood with their two beautiful girls.
Recently, Charli shared the bittersweet news of her pregnancy, now in its 14th week with their third child. Each pregnancy for Charli requires extensive genetic testing due to the couple’s unique genetic conditions.
The possibilities for their unborn child include being of ordinary height, inheriting Charli’s type of dwarfism, acquiring Cullen’s type of dwarfism, or inheriting both, a condition known as “double dominant dwarfism,” which could be fatal at birth.
Expressing disappointment at not experiencing the typical halfway point of pregnancy milestones, Charli revealed undergoing a Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for genetic testing, highlighting the complexities and uncertainties they face.
In an Instagram post, Charli outlined the four possibilities for their third child, acknowledging the challenges they are navigating and the critical decision they will make as they await more information.
Charli addresses the criticism she has received for sharing her journey openly, emphasizing the complexity of the decision they face and the need for compassion. Despite the ups and downs, the family remains resilient, with their three wonderful children, including Tully and Tilba.
As their son Rip was born at the end of February, Charli shared a heartfelt post, expressing gratitude and acknowledging the diverse experiences of parenthood. Her posts continue to inspire and resonate with many, providing a universal perspective on the challenges and joys of raising a family.
Wishing this family continued success and strength as they embark on their unique and courageous journey. Feel free to share their story with others.