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9-Year-Old Gives Birth in Mexico

9-Year-Old Gives Birth in Mexico
Posted February 7th, 2013 @ 10:51am by By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A 9-year-old girl gave birth last month in Jalisco, Mexico, ABC News reports. The girl, called Dafne, and her baby are both healthy and have returned home, a hospital director says.

The infant daughter weighed 5.7 pounds and was 20 inches long, AFP reports. Dafne had a C-section because "her body was not ready to give birth," the director says. Dafne herself has 10 siblings. "Her parents work all day and were not watching after her, and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen," says a state prosecutor's rep.


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