After hearing about the Brazilian 9-year-old girl whose twins were aborted because they were supposedly life-threatening (although the first hospital this girl was taken to said her case was not life-threatening), I wondered if this was the youngest confirmed pregnancy for a girl in the world. It was not. Care to guess how old the youngest mother was when she gave birth?
She was five years old. Yikes. Read more about her amazing case here, as well as some other mothers who hold world records in various things, such as Bobbi McCaughey who gave birth the first surviving septuplets, the woman who gave birth to the closest two children in two different pregnancies (a scant 7 months apart), the woman who gave birth over the longest span (41.5 years apart), and the woman who had the most surviving children. (I’ll just tell you, she had several sets of quadruplets, triplets and twins, but even the number of pregnancies is still amazing, not to mention the fact that almost all but two of her children survived infancy — in the 1700s in Russia!)