In this story the new grandmother isn’t shocked! Apparently in Romania where they are from it’s not news when a 10-year-old gives birth. Spain is where the family is living and where the new baby was born and they haven’t seen this before. Want to get more details on strange events like this? Keep reading below for more, with photos and videos.
Teenage mothers, and even sometimes a little younger, are tough enough to deal with. But, a girl who just hit the double digit age mark becoming a mother is just scary. The health risks are high and now there is a custody battle as well!
The child was born last week and is now making headlines. Her baby’s daddy is also a minor believed to be 13-years-old. The mother of the 10-year-old girl that gives birth in Spain says she doesn’t understand why people are interested in this. In their culture she says this happens all the time. The very young new mom apparently lives with her boyfriend and took the 6.4 lb. baby home over the weekend. Everyone is said to be healthy, but the road ahead is not easy.
Stories similar to this pop up every now and then like a girl who was 11 and had a baby earlier this year. Though the southern city in the country has also seen its share of young mommies, but it has never seen one this young. Now authorities are looking into the living environment she could provide her baby to see what’s the best course of action.
“We’re currently working on it and what we have to ensure is that both the mother, who in this case is a minor as well, and the baby are absolutely taken care of. If they can be well cared for, then they can stay with the family,” said Micaela Navarro, who is involved in social welfare.
I can understand there is a cultural difference but I feel like this is just unsafe. Not only is the young mother not fully developed and could suffer serious repercussions, but the baby doesn’t have a normal development and most aren’t expected to live past age one. And then if both are healthy, taking care of the baby and supporting it is a whole other challenge.
I sure hope everything works out okay. I know the grandma’s not shocked, but I can’t help but feeling that this is both unsafe and very unhealthy. Headlines stating that a10-year-old gives birth in Spain just aren’t normal, but I wish her the best. Tell me what you think below, after you check out these pictures and video.