According to a report published Sunday, an 11-year-old girl has had a baby and is now believed to be the UK’s youngest mother.
The youngster, who was ten years old at the time of her pregnancy, gave birth earlier this month at a gestation of more than 30 weeks, according to The Sun.
She is 11 years old.
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How She Becomes Pregnant? She fell pregnant when she was ten years old and gave birth early this month. Both the mother and the baby, who was born after more than 30 weeks of pregnancy, are in good health.
Her family was completely unaware. Chiefs of social services and city councils are looking into the matter. According to the sun, a source said, “It has come as a big shock.
“She’s now being surrounded by expert help. The main thing is that she and the baby are OK. There are questions around why people did not know. That is very worrying.”
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Tressa Middleton, the previous youngest mother, aged 12 when she gave birth in 2006.
According to thesun, a doctor Carol Cooper said: “This is the youngest mother I’ve heard of.
“The average age at which a girl begins puberty is 11, though it can be anytime between 8 and 14, or younger. Weight affects many hormones.
“Because children are heavier, puberty is happening earlier these days.”
She added: “There’s a higher risk of a low-birthweight baby, pre-eclampsia, premature labour and many infections. Around one in every 2,500 births happens to someone who doesn’t know she’s pregnant (or has hidden it).”
In 2014, a baby was delivered to a 12-year-old mother and a 13-year-old father, making them the youngest British parents ever.
In 2017, it was announced that an 11-year-old girl was expecting a child, but no additional information was released.