No one noticed the pregnancy: a twelve-year-old girl gave birth to a child in Cantabria. When the ambulance arrived, it was all over.
According to media reports, a girl of just 12 years of age gave birth to a healthy boy in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria. The family had not noticed anything of the pregnancy until the start of the labor, the newspaper “El País” and numerous other media reported on Friday, citing authorities. The social services, which took care of the family, stressed that there was nothing to indicate that the twelve-year-old was pregnant. Nobody noticed anything at school either.
While the girl went into sudden contractions at home on Sunday, the girl’s mother quickly alerted an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, the child was already born and all they had to do was cut the umbilical cord and take the young mother and her baby to a hospital. Both are good.
The family, whose residence and identity are kept secret, now wants to give the child up for adoption. The father is a 17 year old from the family. The Public Prosecution Service has announced an investigation into whether the pregnancy was the result of sexual aggression.