Naturally, the world is stunned and authorities are trying to determine if the girl, who is Romanian, is properly caring for the baby.
But even more so, who is caring for the 10 year girl who just gave birth?
The girl apparently had not been to a doctor at all during her pregnancy, until she showed up to pop the kid out at hospital last week. The pre-teen mom’s age places her at significant risk.
This is a very high-risk pregnancy because the anatomy of a 10-year-old is not mature,” a doctor said. “They are at higher risk of hypertension and pelvic trauma and tend to end up having caesarean deliveries because their vaginal anatomy is so immature.
Obviously, people are suspicious. The Spanish news media said prosecutors were opening an investigation as to whether the parents of the 10 year old girl who gave birth might be guilty of any negligence. I think having a baby at age 10 is pretty clear sign of that, but that’s just my opinion.
To make this story ever weirder, the girl’s mom told reporters earlier this week that she’s delighted to have a granddaughter and doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Um, someone has not been tuning into Teen Mom.
She went on to say that the baby’s father is a 13-year-old boy who is still in Romania.
Apparently, the girl is a Gypsie, and it is their custom to marry very young. Even so, a 10 year old body is physically not built yet to carry a child and give birth.
There are also psychological issues associated with pre-teen pregnancy because a 10-year-old cannot be mentally ready to give birth.
If you think that’s nuts, did you know that the youngest documented case of a child pregnancy was in 1939 in Lima, Peru, by a six -year-old?!