Babies always have dramatic births on soaps, and the arrival of Baby Amelia on GENERAL HOSPITAL continued the tradition! The infant made her debut in the Jan. 31 episode, and the little girl is actually being played by twin boys, Nathan and Owen Ford!
Following the birth, the Internet was immediately abuzz with jokes as the premature baby looked pretty robust and healthy. But clearly, GH opted to eschew reality and use a full-size baby for the scenes because it would look much cuter than any preemie-sized doll or small bundle of blankets!
When Willow Tait was diagnosed with leukemia, she opted to postpone treatment as she was pregnant with Michael Corinthos’ baby and wanted to give it the best chance of survival. Unfortunately, once the pregnancy had progressed far enough for her to begin treatment, she had already advanced to stage four. Doctors urged her to have the baby prematurely and hoped that the stem cells could be harvested from the umbilical cord and placenta to help save Willow’s life.
Michael was at Willow’s side during the birth, and after the baby girl was brought into the world, Willow coded and the doctors raced to save her life. Thankfully, Michael’s voice brought Willow back from the other side and when she eventually regained consciousness, the new mother was eager to meet her child.
Michael had the baby brought up and Willow was finally able to hold their baby girl, who she decided to name Amelia Grace. Sadly, Dr. Terry Randolph reported that they were unable to harvest enough stem cells from the umbilical cord and placenta to treat Willow’s leukemia.
Keep watching GH to see how the storyline continues to unfold!
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