Heartbroken girl, 14, tells of ordeal giving birth to stillborn

SINGAPORE - A 14-year-old girl who recently went through the heartache of giving birth to a stillborn baby has written about her ordeal on Facebook.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, the girl had written about the painful labour process to clarify that she did not go for an abortion.

She also wrote about the sadness she felt when she realised that she had lost her baby and even revealed the name she had chosen for her unborn child.

Her boyfriend also wrote words of comfort for her on Facebook.

The pair share the same profile photo and it was taken when she was still pregnant. They appear to be very loving. In the picture, his hand rests lightly on her belly and they are both smiling.

A report in Wanbao on Friday evening said that the girl was 24 weeks pregnant when she felt pain in her abdomen at 2am, on Nov 6.

Her family decided to rush her to the hospital when she started bleeding.

When she reached the hospital, the doctor decided that she had to go into labour as the bleeding had not stopped.

He told her that she had lost too much blood and that both her and the baby's lives were in danger.

Although she experienced tremendous pain, the girl continued to push. At one point, she was in so much pain that she lost consciousness, she wrote in her post.

The girl said she knew she had lost the baby when she saw that she had lost a lot of blood and amniotic fluid. She was heartbroken when the baby was still not out.

After resting for two hours, she was wheeled into an operating theatre.

When she woke up, she was told that her baby did not survive the labour.

The girl broke down and cried, requesting to see her child one last time.

When she saw him, he appeared healthy, Wanbao reported her as saying. She then kissed him while holding him in her arms.

In a Facebook post, the girl revealed that she had named her son Kayden Oui. She also dedicated the post to him.

She wrote that she would never forget him and said that they would meet in heaven.

She promised that she would tell her future children about his existence.

According to the Chinese daily many of the girl's friends have responded to her postings, and some have even shared her story on a forum online.

The baby is believed to have been cremated.

Underaged sex deemed statutory rape under law

A lawyer Wanbao spoke to cautioned that sex with an underaged girl is deemed as statutory rape under the law.

The offense is punishable whether or not both parties had consented to having sexual intercourse.

The lawyer also warned that anybody found guilty of having sex with a girl aged between 14 and 16 can be jailed for up to 10 years, fined, or both.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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