11 Year Old Mom

?? - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )





An 11-year-old girl became one of the world’s youngest mothers – and went into labour on the way to her wedding. Kordeza Zhelyazkova, from Sliven in Bulgaria, was still wearing her wedding dress and tiara as she was rushed to hospital, where she gave birth to 5lb 8oz Violeta.

Proudly displaying her baby, she told reporters: ‘I’m not going to play with toys any more – I have a new toy now. Kordeza – who fell pregnant within two weeks of her 11th birthday – spent the night in hospital with Violeta and then headed back to church for her wedding with 19-year-old Jeliazko Dimitrov.

Kordeza told the News of the World: ‘It feels strange to be a mum and have a baby. ‘I used to play with my toys but now she is my new toy. ‘She is so beautiful, I love her. Violeta is the child and I must grow up. I am not going back to school – I am a mother now.”

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Lindsay - posted on 11/04/2009




It's so disturbing but her saying that she's going to stop playing with toys and this baby is her new toy truly shows hwo young and immature this girl is. It's so incredibly sad...

JL - posted on 11/04/2009




So sad and her response that she has a new toy to play with is just a reminder of how young she is. The sad thing is that even in America there are girls this young having babies. I taught middle schoolers for awhile and one of my students became pregnant at age 12. The father was a 13 year old. But I do have to say at least here they continued their education, did not get married, and gave the baby up for adoption.

The verbal usage "fell pregnant," really bothers me. It makes it sound so matter of fact. Like I was out shopping at the grocery store and BAM I fell and I was pregnant...Seriously.

Heidi - posted on 11/04/2009




My god I couldn't ever imagine having a child at that age. There is still far to much growing up to be done. I went to school with a girl that had her first child the summer between grade 8 and grade9, Went on through high school and had 2 more kids and then off to college. All the kids were with the same dad, and to this day they are still together. Hard to believe. I am so thankful that I have all boys and don't have to worry as much.

Sara - posted on 11/04/2009




There are places in the world where people sell their children into prostitution at that age or younger. Can you imagine?

Sad, very sad.

Jodi - posted on 11/03/2009




I read another article on that one somewhere yesterday, and it stated that in Bulgaria, it is illegal to have sex with a child under the age of 14. Apparently it was decided that the 19 year old would not be charged. However, how the heck can the laws be so screwed up so that they are not allowed to have sex, but she can marry him????

Regardless of culture, 11 is just way too young. At that age, she is just physically not ready to have a baby and it can have health implications for later, considering her own body is still growing. Very sad.....

My son is 12, I have friends with girls the same age, this really freaks me out....

Kate CP - posted on 11/03/2009




I think I may be sick. What was a 10 year old doing having sex with a grown man?!

Ez - posted on 11/03/2009




That 19yo boy should be in jail, but instead is getting married. It's ridiculous and sad, no matter what the cultural differences are.

Isobel - posted on 11/03/2009




That is so sad. I thank the Universe everyday that I live in North America. My daughter will be 11 in 3 years. I can't even imagine sending her off to be married and have babies. Can you imagine trying to raise your child with a grade 6 education (if she's lucky). :(

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