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oohlala34
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My cousin told me that an 11 year old just had a baby.I was wondering what is the youngest anyone has ever been to have a baby?
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Though this is certainly rare, to date, the youngest case of pregnancy with live delivery was to a five-year-old girl in Peru named Lina Medina in 1939.

Her beginning to menstruate at 2 and a half is attributed to a hormonal imbalance which basically fast-forwarded her sexual development. She became pregnant due to rape.

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five? people can have babys at five? I was going to say about 10/11. how do people that young cope?
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In Lina's case, if I remember correctly, the baby was raised as by her parents as her brother, and it wasn't widely revealed until later (she was ten IIRC) that the baby was indeed hers.

Other young mothers cope in different ways; some raise their babies, others give their babies up for adoption, still others raise their babies with the support and help of their parents. Young mothers use the same coping techniques older mothers do; emotional support, patience, hard work, and a belief that their choices are sound and right choices.


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About Lina (a sad case, indeed). She had a tumor in her pituitary gland. This caused her sex hormones to be released way too early, so by the time she was 5 (I even saw the photo, it was so weird!) she had full breasts, and honestly, I'm surprised her belly didn't burst because her pregnancy was about as big as she was. So imagine a 5-year-old body about 3 feet tall, head still disporportionately large, with all of her secondary sex characteristics (armpit hair, breasts, pubic hair).

Lina died at a young age (i forget how young, but i don't think she lived to see 8) because the tumor (the pituitary gland is located in the base of your skull) damaged her brain.

Anyway, her case is an anomaly. Not many people get pituitary tumors, and even fewer of them have the misfortune of being sexually abused.

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that's a remarkable story. Can u tell me the website u got that info from so that i can read more about it?
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i found this one: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/020822/5/ohky.html

this site is interesting: http://www.sexualrecords.com/WSRprev.html


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Gumdrop Girl
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it's pretty well documented, but i heard about Lina during my human reproduction class last year. you can read more about her in textbooks and journals as well.

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Thanks for telling me that...that's pretty sad... but interesting...
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Okay, Lima is now 68, and her son died at the age of 40...that's freaky...
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some years ago i saw an article about a woman about 26 years (i'm not sure about the age)had a baby girl and the doctors were surprised because this baby had another baby inside of her. The doctors had to make a cesarea to her. Both survived. I don't know if it's really true,because i haven't hear about it since then, but i do remember i heard it.
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That is weird...becoming a mommy and then finding out that you are a grandma?!Hee heee.
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Hmmm- I don't see how that could be possible (the latter case about the fetus inside the fetus) at all. Probably some sort of urban legend, is my guess.
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quote:
Originally posted by Beppie:
Hmmm- I don't see how that could be possible (the latter case about the fetus inside the fetus) at all. Probably some sort of urban legend, is my guess.

Neeggaattiivvee...no urban legend here, tiger. In fact, such a rare case just occurred last week in Jordan.
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20021226-095815-5288r

Certainly sounds wild, but nature does funny things sometimes.

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thats kinda freaky.

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Wow, that is incredibly interesting. But as I understand it from the article, the fetus inside the fetus was probably the "absorbed" identical twin of the baby that was brought to term. So it's different from the case of Lina Medina who had a child that was genetically her daughter.
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Well my baby cousin had her first baby at 9 years old.
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Oh my gosh, Beppie, I was just about to bring that up! Has anybody here heard of vanishing twin syndrome? Like 1 in 8 single births start out as a twin pregnancy, but one of the twins dies and the tissue is absorbed into the surviving fetus. Weird, huh? I've been doing a lot of research on this lately.
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Don't even want to imgain if I have a kid she have a baby at the age of 5... even 7 to 10.
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wybb, having kids that young is impossible for most girls, and tends to be EXTREMELY uncommon. Generally, it happens in cases of child abuse, when it happens at all.

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Initially, the doctor thought I was twins. Maybe that's what happened...
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Wow!This thread is getting big!(I just needed to say that).
If I ever got pregnant at all before I was married, my parents would probably fry me.But, I don't have to worry anymore - I just broke up with my BF But the strange thing is - I don't care!Haa!Haaa!(I'm getting a little weird, aren't I?)I just hope that my 15-year old cousin (I think she's 15) doesn't get pregnant.She got her first REAL boyfriend when she was ten!But, it's none of my busy-ness, I never see her anyway.

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I had my first baby at 12 and my second at 16.
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