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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lina Medina: Already a Mother at 5 years Old


Apparently, Lina Medina is the youngest mother ever recorded in History by giving birth to a healthy baby boy through ceasarian section when she was 5 years and 8 months old last May 14, 1939.

The parents of the girl at first assumed that she has an abdominal tumor as Lina's stomach was growing. So they brought her to a town physician at Pisco. The doctor who checked her up Dr. Gerardo Lozada confirmed that the swelling is not a tumor but rather due to pregnancy. She was transferred to a hospital in Lima, Peru where she delivered the child , a 5.92 lbs healthy baby boy and was named Gerardo who was named after the doctor who assisted on the birthing. Many supposed that this young girl was abused by the father and deemed that it was he who fathered the child causing the father to be jailed. But due to lack of evidence he was eventually freed.

This is truly a phenomenon. It was revealed that as a result of an extraordinary puberty disorder, she had the capability to get pregnant at a very young age. Doctors discovered that Lina began menstruating at the age of 8 months and that regularized when she aged 3.

A mother at a very young age. I couldn't imagine the stress she has undergone. At that age , children are still playing without a care, enjoying their childhood as they ought to do. Giving birth is never an easy thing. It is like placing your foot at the the edge of death. I thought of her pains, the mocks and the joy of childhood that was taken away from her.

Lina married Raul Jurado on 1972 at the age of 38 and had another child with him. Her son Gerardo lived for 40 years and died from a bone marrow disease after.

Lina with her son and Dr. Gerardo Lozada

2 comments:

Mommy Phebie said...

Oh really? Az n? Nanlimbawt ako balhibo mem...kulbaan ko para ni entet...LOL!

sweet_shelo said...

yes mem, but this is rare mem.. God will protect our children. amen