An 11-year-old girl from Kharkov prepares to become a mother. Such rare case has been last reported about 80 years ago.
A newborn is expected in late December. The girl's schoolteacher has noticed her pregnancy. A 23-year-old neighbor turned out to be a father. He fled immediately after realizing what happened. The girl's family does not intend to report his escape to the police.
Doctors are worried about the girl's pregnancy. Her organism is not strong enough to go through such pain. More so, the girl is simply not ready psychologically to become a mother at such an early age.
Ukrainian academician Valentina Grischenko states, "We are doing everything we can to prolong girl's pregnancy. Everything seems to be normal at this point."
In the meantime, the girl still attends school. Most likely, she will even take finals.
Doctors say that such pregnancy of the 11-year-old is certainly an extraordinary case. However, it is not unique. In 1935, a girl has been delivered to the same hospital. She was only six. Her baby died while caught in the umbilical cord.
Such an experience of Kharkov doctors clearly deserves to be in the Guinness Book of records. The book only informs of a record of the world's oldest mother. That American woman was 63. The book contains no record about world's youngest mother.