Sunday, February 22, 2009

World's Youngest Mother

Did you know about the world's youngest mother? Actually, there are already a lot of articles written about the youngest mother in the world but for those who don't know it yet, i'll now share it to you :)

Lina Medina, a Peruvian girl born on September 27, 1933 was the youngest confirmed mother in the medical history. Her menarche had occurred at 8 months of age, and by the age of 4 she had prominent breast development. And at age 5 her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

She was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of 5 years because of increasing abdominal size. They thought that she had a tumor, but her doctors determined that she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.

On May 13, 1939, she gave a birth to a boy through caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. Her baby weighed 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow.

But one question was never answered!
Lina Medina never revealed the father of the child, nor the circumstances of her impregnation. On suspicion of rape and incest Lina's father was arrested, but was later released due to lack of evidence.


yan said...

This is trully amazing! thanks for sharing the information.
Have a great weekend!

ghieGANDA said...

huwaaaat?! is this for real?? grabe ah! haha.. she's indeed an early bloomer. maybe that's why she got pregnant early. hahaah..

mirasol said...

4 years old???

GAGAY said...

wow! weird!hahaha!


Nindrianto said...

wauw! I can't believe it! nice story...thanks for sharing..