An 11-year-old girl has become Britain’s youngest mother after she gave birth earlier this month having fallen pregnant aged just 10 years old.
The mother and her baby, that was delivered after more than 30 weeks of pregnancy, are both healthy and being cared for according to the Sun UK.
The name of the girl has not been revealed due to her age.
The Sun reports that her family had no idea she was pregnant, and that social services and council chiefs are investigating the matter.
‘It has come as a big shock,’ the newspaper quoted a source close to the family as saying.
‘She’s now being surrounded by expert help. The main thing is that she and the baby are OK.’
‘This is the youngest mother I’ve heard of,’ doctor Carol Cooper told The Sun, explaining that the average age a girl begins puberty is 11, although it can be at anytime from 8 to 14.
Before now, Tressa Middleton who gave birth in 2006 aged 12 after her brother raped her, was Britain’s youngest mother.