Nokyoung Xayasane
February 07, 2013

Babies Having Babies: 9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in Mexico


Babies are literally having babies. Okay, well, maybe not quite literally. But terrifyingly close to it.

A nine-year-old girl from Mexico has given birth to a 5.7 lb baby girl by Caesarean section. Good god. How is this even possible?

The girl, who has been identified only as Dafne, was allegedly impregnated by a 17-year-old boy. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

“We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened,” said State Prosecutor Jorge Villasenor. “This is a rape or child sex abuse case.”

Dafne says she had been “dating” the boy. She didn’t know she was pregnant until she was seven months along. Where were her parents during this whole ordeal?

“Her parents work all day and were not watching after her,” said Lino Ginzalez Corona, a representative from the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, “and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen.”

Dafne is reportedly one of 11 children.

Authorities are still looking for the father of the baby to get a full account of what went on between the two.

To date, the youngest girl known to have given birth was five years old. Dafne is the youngest mother to give birth in the past three years.