A Nine Year Old Gives Birth
An unusual story comes out of Mexico dealing with a child having a baby. It's some kind of a medical mystery as well as maybe somewhat disturbing.
It seems impossible for a child to give birth. But it happened in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The 9 year old mom has given birth to a healthy girl weighing nearly 6 pounds.The 5-pound, 15-ounce baby girl was delivered by Caesarean section.
The child and her baby have been released from the hospital. The young mother has been receiving psychological counseling and will be monitored closely.
Police are seeking the 17-year-old father, who fled two months ago, when the girl realized she was pregnant. Just before fleeing, the girl's mother rejected his idea that the girl move in with him and raise the child.
This girl in Mexico, identified only as Dafne, becomes one of the youngest mothers in history. However, not the youngest.
Lina Medina, from Ticrapo, Peru, gave birth to a baby boy named Gerardo by caesarean section aged five years and seven months old in May 1939. Her parents thought she had a tumor but when she was taken to hospital, she was found to be seven months pregnant.