13-year-old pregnant girl who claimed 10-year-old was father of baby says three hospitals refused to see her
The girl became a social media sensation over the dramatic twists and turns of her pregnancy
A Russian schoolgirl who originally claimed a 10-year-old boy was the father of her unborn child before admitting to being raped by a 16-year-old is now being refused treatment by maternity hospitals as she prepares to give birth. Darya Sudnishnikova was just 13 when she grabbed international headlines after insisting she became pregnant after having sex with her prepubescent boyfriend Ivan.
She has now revealed that multiple maternity wards had rejected her and she had to travel to another city to find doctors who would accept her, The Sun reported. The girl, who became a social media sensation over the dramatic twists and turns of her pregnancy, is now admitted to a prenatal clinic in Krasnoyarsk with the birth imminent, per the report.
Darya has reportedly been told her unborn baby weighs around 8lbs. She hopes to have a natural birth at the tender age of 14. Nonetheless, her mother has signed permission for an emergency cesarean procedure should it be needed. The teenager revealed that two hospitals in her hometown of Zheleznogorsk, as well as a maternity clinic in the regional capital of Krasnoyarsk, had refused to accept her.
“They refused to take me there too,” she said, but did not explain whether she was rejected due to her fame or potential complexities that could occur with the birth, or any other reason. “Yesterday there was a medical commission at the Perinatal Centre and it was decided that I would give birth here," she said. Darya was reportedly concerned earlier that “trainee doctors” would be carrying out the procedure at this center. “I did not want to give birth here because I heard they use interns," she posted. “Now I have big relief in my soul, having learned that my childbirth will not be taken by interns, but by professional doctors.”
Her boyfriend Ivan, now 11, has reportedly been deemed too young to be present at the time of birth. “He does not live with me, he stays overnight sometimes. At 16, he will take over the fatherhood, but it depends on how everything goes on between us," she said. That said, Darya expressed pride that she had almost made it to full term after fears of premature birth.
“Honestly, I am afraid to give birth. What pain there will be ... And painful contractions," she told followers from her hometown of Zheleznogorsk. “I was told that I will not hang on until August, but I will try my best for the baby to be full-term," she added.
Darya grabbed international headlines after appearing on Russian TV in January and claiming her pregnancy was from having consensual sex with her pre-pubescent boyfriend. At the time, she refuted reports that she had been raped in an apartment block staircase, branding the claims as "complete nonsense". A report on the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda had claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy from her own school, but she went on to claim that Ivan was the dad for months thereafter.
Darya came out in May claiming the report was inaccurate in that her attacker was at least 16 and not from her school, but admitted that she was raped and that the rapist is the biological father of her unborn baby girl, who she and Ivan have named Karolina.