Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Report: 10-Year-Old Gives Birth in Spain
I am shocked to report a Spanish newspaper revealed this morning that a 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby.
The baby, who was born naturally last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, is said to be in good health after an uneventful birth.
Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin. Medical staffers who treated the girl said they were told by her mother that giving birth at such a young age is common in their country. The mother also told staffers the young girl lives with her boyfriend.Even though this occurred in another country with different customs it is disturbing. A child this age should be out with their friends still playing with dolls, not worrying about diaper changes, feeding schedules and keeping another life safe. So very sad.
posted by Growing Your Baby at 11/02/2010 06:13:00 pm