Girl, 13, gives birth to triplets fathered by 61-year-old man
The three boys were fathered by a 61-year-old man, who is now on the run after being accused of seducing minors. The three boys weighed 4.2, 3.1 and 3.7 pounds at birth and are now in the intensive care unit at a hospital in the Dominican Republic.
The three infants are "beautiful" and "healthy," but they are being kept in the intensive care unit because the mother's pregnancy only lasted 34 weeks, the director of the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia Maternity Unit, Victor Calderón, said. All are expected to survive.
The teen mother said she was "happy" with the children she has named Samuel, Joshua and Jovanny.
According to several organizations, the Dominican Republic is the Latin American country with the fifth highest number of teenage pregnancies, only surpassed by Ecuador, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Honduras.