An 11-year-old girl in Britain has successfully delivered a baby and become the Youngest mother in the country. According to the reports, she got pregnant at the age of 10 and neither she nor her parents knew about her pregnancy, before one month of delivery.
According to a report published Sunday, an 11-year-old girl has given birth, making her the youngest mother in the United Kingdom.
According to the Sun, the child, who was 10 years old when she became pregnant, gave birth earlier this month at a gestation of more than 30 weeks.
Dr. Carol Cooper told the outlet, “This is the youngest mother I’ve heard of.”
“Weight has an impact on a variety of hormones. Puberty is occurring earlier these days because children are heavier,” she added.
The pregnancy surprised the girl’s family, who had no idea she was expecting, according to the outlet.
A source close to the family told the outlet, “It has come as a big shock.”
“She’s now surrounded by professionals. The most important thing is that she and the baby are doing well.”
According to the outlet, social services and police are investigating.
“There are questions as to why people were unaware. The source told the Sun, “That is extremely concerning.”
Tressa Middleton, who was 12 years old when she gave birth in 2006, was previously the youngest mother in the United Kingdom.