UK’s ‘youngest ever mum gives birth aged 12 with family unaware of pregnancy’

An 11-year-old girl in the UK has reportedly become the youngest mother in the country’s history, with her family having been unaware of her pregnancy, according to media reports. The girl, who was 10 at the time of conception, successfully gave birth this month, and both she and the baby are reported to be healthy.

Social services are now involved, looking into how the pregnancy went unnoticed by her family and providing support to the young mother. A source quoted in The Sun highlighted the community’s surprise and concern, stating that the girl is now receiving professional care and emphasizing the importance of her and the baby’s wellbeing.

This case surpasses the previous record held by Tressa Middleton, who became Britain’s youngest mother in 2006 at the age of 12, under tragic circumstances involving her brother.The UK also saw a record for the youngest parents in 2014, when a 12-year-old mother and a 13-year-old father had a child.

Medical experts note that while puberty can start as early as 8, it typically begins around 11 for girls, and very young pregnancies come with increased risks such as premature labor and pre-eclampsia.

In another similar case in 2017, an 11-year-old in the UK also gave birth, though few details are available. Internationally, the youngest recorded mother was Lina Medina from Peru, who gave birth at the age of 5 years and 7 months in 1939, initially believed to be suffering from a tumor until her pregnancy was diagnosed.

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