Youngest Mother in the World is now 84 years old

Lin and her son (Pix credit: The Sun)

Lina with Dr. Gerardo (Pix credit: Bizzarrepedia)

 

 

Just a bit of medical history. Something happened in 1939. Lina Medina, a 5-year-old girl gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Peru. About 80 years later she is still the youngest person in the world to have ever given birth.

Lina was born in a small village in the Andes in Peru to a poor family in 1933.

When her protruding stomach was first seen, Doctors thought she was suffering from a large tumor until they carried out series of tests and found she was seven months pregnant. She later gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

According to nypost.com, at the age of 5, her mother noticed her growing abdomen after she complained about having stomach pains.

Just weeks later on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a baby boy by Caesarean, as her young pelvis was deemed too small for a natural birth.

Her baby was born at a healthy 6 pounds and the infant was named Gerardo in honor of the doctor who delivered him.

When Gerardo was born, the doctor discovered that despite being 5 years old, she had mature sexual organs and suffered from a condition called precocious puberty.

It was believed her father had committed incest with his daughter and he was arrested but later released by police due to for lack of evidence, and to this day, the true identity of the father has never been revealed.

Growing up, Gerardo always believed Lina was his sister, but at the age of 10 was told she was his mother. Gerardo grew up healthy but died at the age of 40 in 1979 after suffering from a bone disease.

READ ALSO  KADPOLY Rector wants universities to be converted to polytechnics

Lina — who has never spoken about the pregnancy — is still alive at 85. She married husband Raul in the 1970s, later giving birth to her second son.

Lina today (Pix credit: Motherhood in style magazine)

Her case has often been thought of as a hoax, but doctors say they have X-rays and biopsies that prove she really was pregnant.

Source: nypost.com

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

3 Comments

Add a Comment
  1. I’m speechless,how can a normal father impregnate his own daughter not minding her age, pray it should not happen in the modern days of ours.

  2. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    This is demonic… I’m telling you ogbaraka…

  3. chisom Janefrances

    Am not surprised that a father impregrant her own daughter ofcus in this our modern days it do happens you hear or see a grandmother having sexual intercourse with his own grandson….. God have mercy on us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *