Girl, 11, To Become Britain's Youngest Mother Next Month

Nick Mcbride
March 18, 2017

Britain's current youngest mom gave birth in 2014 when she was 12.

Details of the girl's pregnancy have been withheld due to legal restrictions.

The current youngest mother, Tressa Middleton, was 12 when she gave birth in 2014.

Some 25,977 women aged 19 and under had babies in England and Wales past year - about the same levels last recorded in 1946 when 24,816 children were born, according to the Office for National Statistics.

News of the case comes just weeks after a woman who was once Britain's youngest mother announced that she was expecting a second child more than a decade later.

'I just want things to be ideal this time around', she said.

Her brother Jason, then 16, was sent back too.

She kept the identity of her baby's father a secret until she gave birth, and then she confided in a friend after breaking down while drunk.

Now 23, Miss Middleton said the decision had haunted her ever since, leading her to spend the next few years in care before spiraling into a life of drug and alcohol abuse. Annie was later taken into care and put up for adoption. The father was 13. Britain's youngest father was 12 years old when his son was born in 1998.

Alfie Patten, of Eastbourne, East Sussex, claimed in 2009 he made his 15-year-old girlfriend pregnant when 12 but tests showed a boy of 15 was the father.

DNA tests later established that a 15-year-old boy was, in fact, the father.

The number of United Kingdom teenagers giving birth has dropped to the lowest levels since 1946, according to the Office for National Statistics. The decline has been linked to improvements in access to contraceptives and abortion services.

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