Skip to comments.A cuddle for baby boy with the youngest parents in the UK
Posted on 12/20/2010 10:19:49 AM PST by Sopater
Cradling the new arrival, April Webster may look like the proud big sister.
But the baby-faced schoolgirl and her sometime boyfriend Nathan Fishbourne have just become Britains youngest parents after conceiving son Jamie when they were both only 13.
April and schoolfriend Nathan started having unprotected sex after they began dating in September last year.
She was too embarrassed to tell her parents about the sexual side to their relationship until she found out she was pregnant a day before her 14th birthday.
The baby arrived by Caesarean section on November 15, weighing 8lb 14oz. The teenagers are still trying to work out how to cope with parenthood while still children themselves and even whether they remain a couple.
While Nathan, who is now also 14, insists they are still an item, April claimed they were having a cooling off period and was unsure if their relationship would resume.
She said: He has not turned his back on the baby but hes asking to do things like have him stay over at his house and that has caused some arguments. We have a few things to sort out.
Yesterday Nathans grandmother, Deirdre Rolph, 66, added to the confusion by claiming the teenagers were very in love.
The pair, who were in the same year at St Cenydd Comprehensive School in their home town of Caerphilly, South Wales, started seeing each other when they were aged 13. April left school 16 weeks into the pregnancy and now attends an educational centre for young mothers.
April lives with parents Jeff, 38, a taxi driver, and Maria, 36 at their four-bedroom end-of-terrace home.
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Good size baby. I wish them well. It will be a hard road, it is possible for them to make it.
I’ve got an idea: Let these two kids support the child. Not the govt. If that hurts the child, so be it. Welcome to lefty-ville, home of the bankrupt.
What a travesty. Kids having kids.
That country has already been down the toilet.
One is encouraged to infer that the reporter is A-OK with 13-year-olds having sex, but just worried that they were having "unprotected sex". This is another new mandatory prefix in journalism that touts the sources progressive bonifides.
It is a travesty but they made a good decision in having the child. Hopefully it is the first of many good decisions they will make in raising their child.
We can’t have it both ways - preach pro-life then condemn people who have children despite less than optimal circumstances.
Not uncommon in the US. There must be hundreds of similar cases annually of 13-year-old mothers.
I’m surprised the Daily Mail even did a piece on it. Maybe its more of a novelty in Britain.
Way too late for that....................
As if “protection” is the magic bullet. If only these poor children had known. (/sarc)
It is impossible for leftists to comprehend self control of bodily urges. These primitive organisms lack the higher level mental processes to override their feeding, emotional, and sex drives.
If stupidity were only mildly phosphorescent dear Dierdre would glow in bright daylight, never mind in the dark.
Okay so we have a pair of 14 year olds who are already parents of a healthy baby. I say get married, work after school, and be the best parents possible. I see plenty of lousy parents of perfect age so the bar ain’t too high.
By the time they are 22, he should have a decent job, the boy will be eight and they can have some more babies.
Embarrassed? My daughter would have been terrified. The boy would probably have moved out of state for his safety.
FWIW, Juliet was 13. So was Loretta Lynn.
I, too, wish them and their baby well. It would have been very easy to abort that little guy, but his mother chose to have him instead. She made an initial mistake, but did not choose to “fix” it—that is, commit a far worse sin—by killing her baby.
Prayers for the baby, too. With so many broken families around, his chances are probably no worse than many others who are born into our broken culture. Perhaps better, with a loving mother.
What they forget, of course, is that in our culture 13 is considered way too young, and for excellent reason. Renaissance or hillbilly culture notwithstanding.
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