Thursday, January 17, 2013
A friend of mine, Labor Delivery & Recovery Nurse, once delivered a baby from a 13 year old. Six months later that baby was on the news as a missing child alert. My friend never heard what the outcome was.
I have an Aunt who's Mother had her first at just 14. And she turned out to be one of the Best Momma's I ever knew.
My own Mother was 19. I just couldn't imagine that. I certainly wasn't ready to become a Mom at 19! (I was 26).
I have heard of many stories that turn out beautifully with young Moms. I am not trying to pass judgement. I am just trying to wrap my head around this child that will become a Mother of three at the age of 12.
I think about how we must have a license or degree to do so many things. How we have age requirements and laws about them for so many things. Yet there is nothing... no guidelines rules or anything when it comes to reproducing. If you have the equipment... that is enough.
How sad is this?