8 The World’s youngest pregnant mothers
Pregnancy has remained to be a serious subject for women of all age groups, but imagine what happens when a girl gets pregnant at a tender age of 6 or even lesser. The intensity of complications can get elevated in this case. There are several examples of women who have got pregnant at such a tender age. Here goes the list:
1. Lina Medina (5 years old)
Hailing from the Ticrapo District of Peru, lina Medina got pregnant at a very small age of 5 ½. When the baby was born, he weighed 2.64 Kgs and was measured at 47.5 cms in height. The baby was welcomed by the family of Lina and he was named Gerardo. When the parents of Lina doubted her deteriorating health, they took her to the hospital citing tumor in her brain. It was this time, that the parents were informed about the pregnancy of their daughter and that she held a baby in her abdomen for 7 months. However, it was not a result of sexual intercourse, but it somehow triggered due to precocious puberty. It is the phase when hormones get active before the normal time assigned to them. Lina’s father was arrested at the suspicion of raping his daughter but soon was released on the grounds of no actual evidence against him. Lina’s case remains to be the most popular pre-mature pregnancy case ever registered.
2. Yelizaveta “Liza” Gryshchenko (6 years old):
Yelizaveta Gryshchenko, popularly known as Liza gave birth to a baby just after a week of her birthday. She was reportedly made pregnant by her estranged 69 year old maternal grandfather. Pregnancy of Liza was in critical phase and the labor required cesarean operation but the parents of this tiny girl did not agree and as a result the newly born baby died in the course of labor. The baby was measured at 3 Kgs and the height was measured to be 52 cms. When doctors were confronted, they revealed that the baby could have been saved if she was extracted much before the time. The news of her being pregnant created a widespread anger and rage throughout the Soviet Union and it surfaced the news headlines at the time. However, the grandfather of the girl did not suffer any legal charges and it created a wide controversy around the country.
3. Zulma Guadalupe Morales ( 8 years old):
Born and raised in Mexico, Zulma Guadalupe Morales gave birth to a baby boy in the National Medical Center of the West Hospital. She was 8 years old when the baby was born. He weighed 7.04 pounds at the time of birth and the delivery was normal. However, the parents of the girl did not want to reveal her name in the beginning because of earning bad reputation for their baby. The father of the baby has not been identified yet. The girl made a record of being the youngest mother ever in Mexico.
4. Wanwisa Janmuk (9 years old):
The Thai girl Wanwisa Janmuk had a very interesting case. She became the first girl to get married at a tender age of 8. She reached the age of 9 years when the baby was born. The marriage was considered legal by the authorities of Thailand. Her husband aged 27 years and the couple gave birth to a baby girl. The case of Wanwisa Janmuk attracted wide media attention and was considered to be the most popular case at the time.
5. Elena Chiritescu (10 years old):
Hailing from the tropical country, Spain Elena Chiritescu was aged 10 years and 6 months at the time of pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy female baby weighed 2.9 KGs and named her Nicoletta Narcissa. She went through a very normal delivery process. The father of the girl was identified Gheorghe Mecic who was 13 year old at the time of Elena’s pregnancy. They got into a serious relationship before planning the baby. The news gathered special attention from the media.
6. Thuli Shaka (10 years and 6 months old):
Thuli Shaka was aged 10 years and 6 months at the time of delivery. She gave birth to baby boy and an operation was performed by the cesarean technique. Thuli hailed from South Africa and was a student of Vulindlela Primary School at the time of pregnancy. The identity of baby’s father is yet to be identified.
7. Dafne (9 years old):
Dafne, a resident of Mexico became mother at a tender age of 9 years. She was dating a guy aged 17 years and the child was born as a result of unsafe sexual intercourse between them. However, the identity of the father is undiscovered until date.
8. Monserrat Alvarado Gomez (10 years and 6 months old):
Another resident of Mexico, Monserrat Alvarado Gomez became pregnant when she was just 10 years and 6 months old. She gave birth to a very normal baby who weighed 2.3 KGs at the time of birth. The baby was named Marisol. Her 47 year old neighbor was tried on the charges of raping her and was sent to serve a jail sentence of 11 ½ years.