Colombian 10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To Healthy Baby

Thu, April 5, 2012 9:50am EDT by 23 Comments
10 Year Old Gives Birth

The pre-teen girl became one of the world’s youngest mothers after giving birth to a healthy baby daughter.

A 10-year-old member of the northern indigenous Wayuu tribe in Colombia was 39 weeks pregnant when she underwent a Caesarean section and gave birth to a healthy girl, according to The Daily Mail. It was the first time she had visited a doctor about her pregnancy.

She arrived at the hospital bleeding and crying over the “enormous” pain of the contractions. Because of her age, doctors decided to do a Caesarean. Both the mom and daughter — who weighed 5 lbs at the time of birth — are doing well now.

However, the young mother is refusing to breastfeed the infant, and both are still confined to the neo-natal unit.

Although the father, who remains unknown, could be prosecuted for underage sex, the country’s constitution does allow some autonomy and to retain certain cultural heritages to the Wayuu — including giving birth at a young age.

Regardless, the director of the hospital, Efrain Pacheco Casadiego, criticizes the practice: “At a time when [the girls] should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It’s shocking.”

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rice

Posted at 7:10 PM on November 13, 2012  

yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss

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CoolKat

Posted at 10:36 PM on April 24, 2012  

Wow I can’t believe this. Yes she could have been raped, but hIw do you know she didn’t want to have sex? She could have chose to have sex

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sandy

Posted at 12:28 AM on May 9, 2012  

She’s ten years old you dumb f**k. Are you a pedophile too?

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Nicole

Posted at 4:32 PM on April 9, 2012  

Republican healthcare for women.

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Prince Victor

Posted at 6:40 AM on April 9, 2012  

I dont believe it atall.

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Sekav Victor

Posted at 6:35 AM on April 9, 2012  

What am hering is it true if its but how?

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Katara

Posted at 6:46 PM on April 8, 2012  

This makes Leah messer look good
How can this be!!!!

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Barbara

Posted at 9:58 PM on April 7, 2012  

Wow that’s??????? But there’s a reason for this child I’ll just count it as a blessing and pray for them wow

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connie

Posted at 8:00 PM on April 7, 2012  

OH MY GOD, this is freakin’ crazy, i can’t believe it

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ACE B

Posted at 7:30 PM on April 6, 2012  

Disgusting!

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Nikki

Posted at 4:06 PM on April 6, 2012  

Please someone step n and do somthg, tht is a baby, same as the Utah man who build his own lil town and was marryin all the young girls, tribe or no tribe a grown man should not b able to hav sex wit a minor.

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blackbeauty

Posted at 11:57 AM on April 6, 2012  

It is rape a 10yr old child can not consent to a sexual relationship with any one………so it is RAPE!!!!!!!!!

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Niki

Posted at 10:28 PM on April 5, 2012  

How r u going to say its rape when u don’t even know if it was or wasn’t… Now on days little girls r more worst then the big ones… O bad

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Blue

Posted at 10:24 PM on April 5, 2012  

First of O she is not a little girl??? She’s now a mother n she wasn’t that small when she decied to have sex wit her baby daddy!!! Q boba… Y se Mira como q tiene UNOs 20 anos…

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 11:28 PM on April 5, 2012  

She may be a mother but she’s still a little girl.

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zy

Posted at 7:18 PM on April 5, 2012  

woow 10 years old..?! Thats crazyy! poor girl:(

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Courtney

Posted at 3:52 PM on April 5, 2012  

@Tam you’re right a girl that young doesn’t have fully developed breasts yet so she’s not refusing to nurse she’s physically unable. Just as a mother whose baby can’t latch on and suck can’t nurse

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tam

Posted at 2:46 PM on April 5, 2012  

That child should be given her childhood and the baby given up for an adoption – clearly she is 10.. how can she even breastfeed she probably hardly even has BOOBS… she can not raise a baby, she doesnt have the mental capacity.. its not a barbie..

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Eboude Suzelle

Posted at 11:30 AM on April 5, 2012  

It is not a crime to be a mother but not at the age of ten.
Who will be the mother?
Who is to take care of the child?
under teen mother or the child Herself?
Please do take care of your under teen girls,cus we never can tell what next………..

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izzy

Posted at 12:50 PM on April 5, 2012  

you are dumb this is clearly rape

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Dinna

Posted at 4:44 PM on April 5, 2012  

It may of not been. She’s just a child, she could be pulled into anything, including having sex.

 
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jay

Posted at 12:17 PM on April 6, 2012  

It is rape. She is not fully mentally, emotionally or physically developed to be a mom. What is scary is that the baby will one day become an adult, and only God knows what kind of dysfunctional traits the baby will exhibit then! No wonder child abuse is on the rise!

 
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sandy

Posted at 12:33 AM on May 9, 2012  

Again she is 10 years old and no matter the circumstance it is rape. Are you mentally ill to think a child of 10 is mature in any way to decide on their own to have sex?

 
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