Girl, 10, Gives Birth in Mexico

Baby in intensive care; father unknown
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2011 1:38 PM CST
Girl, 10, Gives Birth in Mexico
A 10-year-old girl has given birth.   (Shutterstock)

Following 31 weeks of pregnancy, a 10-year-old girl in Mexico gave birth to a 3.3-pound boy. Born via Caesarean section, the baby is in intensive care for pneumonia, but doctors say he is faring well given his early birth, reports the New York Daily News. The girl entered the hospital with life-threatening seizures, but has been released and returns each day to breastfeed. Authorities are seeking the father, who remains unknown. The age of consent in the Mexican state of Puebla is 12. (More Mexico stories.)

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