A 5 year old girl from Peru, named Lina Medina is the youngest mother ever! The Peruvian girl from the Andean village of Ticrapo live with her parents… Lina’s parents initially thought their daughter had a large abdominal tumor… but Lina was eventually transferred to a hospital in Lima, where she delivered a six-pound baby boy by Cesarean section on 14 May 1939.(Coincidentally,the day on which Mother's day was celebrated). Lina’s father was temporarily jailed on suspicion of incest, but he was released for a lack of evidence and authorities were never able to determine who fathered Lina’s child.
Lina first came to the attention of Dr. Gerado Lozada, chief physician of the hospital of Piso,when she came to the hospital on the evaluation of an abdominal tumour. But it soon became obvious to the stunned physician thet the girl was pregnant. A medical histroy revealed that she had being having regular menstruation since the age 3 but had stopped menstruating for the past 7 1/2 months. Additionally, she had fully developed breast and further examination revealed a fetal heartbeat and an xray confrimed the pregnancy.
Jose Sandoval, an obstetrician who took an interest in Lina Medina’s case and authored a book about her in 2002 said that Lina was a psychologically normal child, that she displayed no other unusual medical symptoms, and that she preferred playing with dolls rather than her own child.
I read this article and was stunned. A lot of people didn't believe it to be true even though the girl's picture was published. Some thought it was Kwashiorkor, while others thought it was Fetus in Fetu, when a twin gtes trpeped inside another twin.
The picture on the right is the picture of Lina and her son Gerado whom she named after the doctor. Gerado died in 1979 from a bone marrow infection , but Lina had another son with her husband in 1972. Lina now lives with her husband in Mexico.
It is really amazing.
This is the link to the original story. Read more: http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/medina.asp
Then there is 10year old Gladys Chelagat from Kenya, holding her baby who weighs 2.8kg at Kericho district hospital in Kenya. She was a former pupil of Chemamul Primary School. She had her baby through Caeserian Operation.