§» 9 November 2012A 10-year-old Mexican girl has given birth to a baby boy after a 31-week pregnancy, according to reports.
The premature infant, which weighed 3.3 pounds, was born by Caesarian section at the Women’s Hospital in the city of Puebla and is in the intensive care unit recovering from pneumonia.
The young mother, who is from the nearby San Francisco Totimehuacan community, has returned home after the procedure but visits the baby every day to breastfeed, officials said.
POSTER WHY ARE YOU DOCTORING THE NEWS HERE,THE GIRL IS NOT FROM MEXICO,THE GIRL IS COLOMBIAN AND IT IS COMMON AMONG THEIR TRIBE,I FIRST SAW THIS NEWS ON CBSNEWS SEE THE REAL STORY
10-year-old girl gives birth to baby daughter in Colombia
10-year-old mother pregnant Primer Impacto
(CBS News) A 10-year-old girl from Colombia gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean section, Univision's Primer Impacto, reported. The girl hails from an indigenous tribe in the town of Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira.
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The girl arrived at the hospital crying in "enormous pain" from her contractions. Despite her young age, police may not prosecute the matter since the girl is from the indigenous Wayuu tribe, which is allowed to govern itself, according to the The Telegraph.
"We've already seen similar cases of wayuu girls," Efrain Pacheco Casadiego the director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told a Colombian radio station. "At a time when (the girls) should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It's shocking."
Pregnant mothers this young could face major risks, according to doctors. They face a higher risk for pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure) or a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, in which a mom-to-be with high blood pressure also has protein in their urine, which causes sudden weight gain and swelling of the hands and face, WebMD reported.
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, they could also face long-term risk for problems with school failure, poverty, and mental illness such as depression.
Univision reported that doctors delivered a healthy 5-pound, 5-ounce baby girl. The mother and child are still being observed at the hospital. The father's age is unknown.
"These girls are not ready to be pregnant. Their bodies are not mature," Dr. Frederick Gonzalez, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center, told ABC News. "They may be able to get pregnant, but being able to have a baby is a whole other situation."
According to The Telegraph, the youngest mother in the world was named Linda Medina, who gave birth in Peru in 1933 when she was only 5 years old. Medina, who is now 78, had a son named Geraldo who died in 1979 at age 40 from bone marrow disease.
Here is the original report from Univision's Primer Impacto:
The Puebla state Attorney General’s Office is now investigating whether the girl could have been Molested and who the father is, the hospital’s director Rogelio Gonzalez said, according to UpFrontNewswire.
Mexican state laws say young moms are unable to have abortions unless a girl can prove she was the victim of intimate assault.
The state’s minimum age of consent is 12 and women who undergo abortions in Puebla face a fine or prison sentence if they are unable to prove they were sexually abused.
The laws are currently under review.
The girl, who has not been named, arrived at the medical facility on Oct. 22, suffering from life-threatening complications, including seizures.
Hospital officials said the newborn is in a good condition considering his premature birth and the mother is recovering well.
This is not the first case of a shockingly young girl giving birth in Mexico.
In August last year, 11-year-old Amalia had a child two weeks premature after she was denied an abortion by the local Justice Department during the fourth month of pregnancy.
She was Molested repeatedly by her stepfather when she was 10 years old, but local laws do not allow terminations after three monthsSource: NY Daily News