Friday, February 5, 2010

11 Year-Old Girl Gave Birth

Today's Hottest News:
In Northeast of United States, a young girl at the age of 11 has just recently gave birth to a baby boy.

Wow! This has to be the most shocking news I've heard today. I mean, she is not yet even in her teens. But at least thank God, she's fine and the baby is healthy. The very young mom and her family are not being named in order to protect the girl’s privacy.

But what's more disturbing is that the father of the baby is the boyfriend of the girl's mother. In short, her "step-dad". The mother had no idea about her daughter having an affair with her boyfriend. I hope that guy goes to jail!

Dangers of Early Pregnancy

"Her body is clearly not defined for pregnancy with its short stature," Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, a leading high-risk obstetrician said. "Her chest is not extensively developed for breast tissue, her bones aren’t quite fused, and once you expose a child this young to high amounts of progesterone and especially estrogen, there is controversy that it could halt her growth."

— The pelvis is not defined for natural childbirth;

— The vagina could sustain injury during a natural birth;

— The patient is at high-risk for pre-eclampsia, which is high blood pressure and protein in the urine and could lead to convulsions and/or multi-system organ failure;

— A higher risk of pre-term labor and delivery, which would mean the baby’s size would be compromised, and the baby is at risk for developmental issues, fetal growth restriction and chromosomal abnormalities;

— Higher incidence of stillbirth;

— Higher incidence of cholestasis of pregnancy, a condition where the patient starts itching like crazy, which can lead to stillbirth and placenta issues;

— Chance of fatty liver developing, which could be fatal.

There is growing recognition that teenage pregnancy and early parenthood can lead to poor educational achievement, poor physical and mental health and social isolation. Socio-economic disadvantage can be both a cause and effect of young parenthood. Every year 17 million adolescents become pregnant and give birth, nearly four and a half million young women aged between 15 and 19 undergo unsafe abortions and around 60,000 adolescents die from health problems related to pregnancy. Whilst girls bear the burden of pregnancy and parenthood, young men also need information and education to overcome the problem.
- Kids having Kids

More shocking Triva:

The youngest documented case of a child pregnancy was in 1939 in Lima, Peru, Al-Khan said. Lina Medina was 6-years-old when she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby.

Sources: Fox News and

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