10 Year Old Gave Birth to Healthy Baby
ABC News reported about the world’s youngest mother on Friday. The 10-year-old girl gave birth to a 5-pound baby daughter through Cesarean section. The newborn baby is healthy despite the high-risk pregnancy.
The unidentified little girl is thought to be from the northern Colombian town of Manaure and belongs to Wayuu people, an indigenous tribe.
ABC News wrote that the “girl arrived at the hospital in tears and “enormous pain” from the contractions, according to Univision’s Primer Impacto.”
“The baby’s head needs to come through a bony outlet. But in a young girl, the pelvis may not be ready or big enough to deliver a baby,” said Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, an OB/GYN at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
Telegraph has reported, “Giving birth at a young age is said to be typical of Wayuu customs.” We are not sure about the age of the father but police can’t press charges against him in order to respect the tribe’s own jurisdictions.
“We’ve already seen several cases (of pregnancy) in girls of the Wayuu ethnicity,” Efraín Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told RCN La Radio noticias. “When in fact (the girls) should be playing with dolls, they are having to care of a baby.
“The average age girls in the country start menstruating is about 12 and a half, but that age keeps dropping,” said Gecsi, adding that the age is even lower among Hispanic girls. ”But only about 13 percent of Hispanic girls menstruate younger than 11. And for them to have a sexual experience would be very unusual.”
It is really amazing that a mother has 10 years of difference from her daughter. They would show a more friendly behavior than we normally see in other mothers and daughters, and if the daughter will give birth to a baby at the age of 10 years then the present girl will be grandmother in just 20 years of age, an age when the girls normally start thinking of marriage.
In February 2010, an 11 year old girl gave birth in the US.