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By peoplestaff225
Updated December 01, 2007 10:00 AM
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When Dawn Ballard was pregnant with her daughter Naya Seray, 2, she had dreams of a home, unmedicated water birth; Her husband, Numb3rs star Alimi Ballard, had a different vision entirely — one that involved lots of doctors in white lab coats and operating rooms close by! When an exceedingly rare complication — velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord — arose early in the pregnancy, it became clear that a hospital birth would be necessary. Although Naya’s entry into the world was not what her mom had planned, the birth was nonetheless "perfect," Dawn says now. The couple recently shared their birth story as part of the Every Baby Has A Story campaign by the March of Dimes.

Alimi and Dawn currently expect their second child, a boy.


Every parent loves to share their birth story, and celebrities are no different. The March of Dimes recently launched its ‘Every Baby Has A Story’ campaign, where you can also share your own baby story or read some of the 1,175 baby stories that have been posted. ‘Every Baby Has a Story” is a new grassroots and integrated media project celebrating babies, those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive, launched by the March of Dimes.