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Girl, 12, gives birth to 7lb boy fathered by her 20-year-old boyfriend

A 12-year-old girl has delivered a baby whose father is eight years her senior at age 20, in Ukraine.

The unnamed girl of Roma origin went into labour at the landfill near the city of Rivne, western Ukraine, and was urgently hospitalised. 

Reports say she did not understand what was going on after she starting having contractions. 

Frightened and screaming in pain, she was spotted by a landfill guard who called an ambulance.

The unnamed girl of Roma origin (pictured) went into labour at the landfill near the city of Rivne, western Ukraine, and was urgently hospitalised

The baby (pictured) weighed 7lb when she was born. Galina Kovaleva, the head deputy of the hospital said: 'The girl worries about the newborn. She constantly comes to the neonatal intensive care unite to check on the boy'

The baby (pictured) weighed 7lb when she was born. Galina Kovaleva, the head deputy of the hospital said: ‘The girl worries about the newborn. She constantly comes to the neonatal intensive care unite to check on the boy’ 

A 12-year-old girl has delivered a baby after being impregnated by a boyfriend, eight years older than her, in Ukraine (Pictured: Shack where the girl lives with her family)

A 12-year-old girl has delivered a baby after being impregnated by a boyfriend, eight years older than her, in Ukraine (Pictured: Shack where the girl lives with her family) 

The girl was rushed to Rivne Maternity Hospital where doctors helped her to deliver a baby son on Saturday, September 14th. The process was difficult and lasted ten hours, medics said.

Doctor Olena Sadova said to local media: ‘A child gave birth to a child. I’m still in a deep shock when thinking about that.

‘The pregnant girl was asocial and extremely dirty. She was scared and did not realise what was happening to her.

‘The labour lasted ten hours and it was emotionally hard for everybody. We all cried after.’

The hospital staff say the delivery passed without complications.

The family lives in poor conditions in a landfill in Rivne, Ukraine

The family lives in poor conditions in a landfill in Rivne, Ukraine  

Doctor Olena Sadova (pictured) said: 'A child gave birth to a child. I'm still in a deep shock'

Doctor Olena Sadova (pictured) said: ‘A child gave birth to a child. I’m still in a deep shock’

The girl was rushed to Rivne Maternity Hospital (pictured) where doctors helped her to deliver a baby son. The process was difficult and lasted ten hours, medics said

The girl was rushed to Rivne Maternity Hospital (pictured) where doctors helped her to deliver a baby son. The process was difficult and lasted ten hours, medics said

Galina Kovaleva, the head deputy of the hospital said: ‘The girl worries about the newborn. She constantly comes to the neonatal intensive care unite to check on the boy.

‘She wants to feed him but the newborn has a birth defect and cannot be breastfed.’

According to reports, the girl’s relatives want to take her and the newborn back to the landfill they call home but the hospital administration has refused to allow that.

Victoria Enikeeva, the hospital’s head doctor said: ‘The girl lives at the city landfill. We cannot discharge her and the baby and let them go there. We reported the situation to the police and social services.’

Victoria Enikeeva (pictured), the hospital's head doctor said: 'The girl lives at the city landfill. We cannot discharge her and the baby and let them go there. We reported the situation to the police and social services'

Victoria Enikeeva (pictured), the hospital’s head doctor said: ‘The girl lives at the city landfill. We cannot discharge her and the baby and let them go there. We reported the situation to the police and social services’

Medics say they have to keep an eye on the relatives who already tried to take the new mom and her son from the hospital without permission.

It is understood the relatives do not see any obstacles for the newborn to live at the landfill, which they treat as their home.

The newborn’s 27-year-old grandmother said: ‘Just give me them both back. I want them to go home with me.’

The large Roma family lives in filthy shacks made from rubbish found at the landfill. The community lives in horrific insanitary conditions and makes money by scavenging for scrap metal and selling it.

A relative of the child, Volodymyr Pap. He told local media: 'She and her baby should live with us – her family and relatives'

A relative of the child, Volodymyr Pap. He told local media: ‘She and her baby should live with us – her family and relatives’ 

The Roma family scavenge for scrap metal at the landfill to sell for money

The Roma family scavenge for scrap metal at the landfill to sell for money 

Rivne Regional Police Department spokesman, Anton Kruk, said: 'Police opened a criminal case for sexual intercourse with a person under 16 [the age of sexual consent in Ukraine is 16]. We are trying to trace the father's whereabouts at the moment'

Rivne Regional Police Department spokesman, Anton Kruk, said: ‘Police opened a criminal case for sexual intercourse with a person under 16 [the age of sexual consent in Ukraine is 16]. We are trying to trace the father’s whereabouts at the moment’ 

The mother’s relative Volodymyr Pap said to local media: ‘She and her baby should live with us – her family and relatives.

‘The father of the baby is 20. He is living in Zakarpatia region now. He is going to reunite with us when it’s possible.

‘It is normal for us to give birth at 12. My wife, for instance, is 13-year-old.’

Rivne Regional Police Department spokesman, Anton Kruk, said: ‘Police opened a criminal case for sexual intercourse with a person under 16 [the age of sexual consent in Ukraine is 16]. We are trying to trace the father’s whereabouts at the moment.

‘He faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty.’

Social services are now monitoring the Roma community and the girl’s living conditions.

Social services are now monitoring the Roma community and the girl's living conditions

Social services are now monitoring the Roma community and the girl’s living conditions

 

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