Pregnant 13-year-old who claimed 10-year-old was the father says she's scared of giving birth because of pain
A pregnant Russian teenager who had hit headlines after she claimed that a 10-year-old boy was the father of her child has revealed the thought of giving birth was "scary" and that she was afraid of the pain. Daria "Dasha" Sudnishnikova, 13, from the Siberian nuclear town of Zheleznogorsk, had gained popularity after she appeared on a Russian television show and revealed how she became pregnant after meeting and falling in love with Ivan, 10,
Her Instagram following has grown to more than 113,000 followers since, and the 13-year-old has been active on the platform, answering questions about her pregnancy and sharing her thoughts about being such a young mother. In a recent Q&A session, she admitted that the prospect of giving birth terrified her. "Yes, giving birth is scary," she said. "I am afraid of pain during natural birth, therefore I am more prone to cesarean."
She had further detailed the problems she had faced during her pregnancy in a post where Ivan could be seen kissing her baby bump, including how she had been "very sick" during her first trimester and how it was uncomfortable to even sleep.
Daria said she had, so far, suffered from a low hemoglobin count, heartburn, and constipation, but assured her followers she was now okay and that those problems are "present in many pregnant women." She also shared that one of her fears when it comes to childbirth had come true and that she never thought she would have stretch marks. "Stretch marks – I didn’t think that I would ever have them, but they appeared," she said.
While it appears that the pregnancy will go ahead with problems, there had been trouble a few months earlier when she took to Instagram to share she had been rushed to the hospital over fears she could lose her baby. "I won’t be online for a while," she announced in a video. "The doctors have found a risk of miscarriage and I’m now in hospital."
Daria had claimed that she had become pregnant after she had sex with Ivan at his home while his mother was away before eventually revealing she had been raped by a "very fat man" and had lied because she wanted to keep it a secret.
She said that a state investigator from Moscow was looking into her allegation and that any action on the culprit would depend on a DNA test conducted on the baby once it had arrived. She said she will be keeping the child, whose sex is female, and will be naming her Carolina.
Daria had previously insisted that, despite her age, she planned to keep her child. "When I was thinking about the delivery process, I was scared," she had said. "But then I saw my baby during an ultrasound. It was so tiny and cute. Now I am ready to give birth."
Her mother, Elena, had expressed support for the teen's decision. "When we started talking, she said she would not kill the baby and I support her decision. I do not want her to go under the knife."