By Joshua Gardner. Jennifer Scollin of Seymour says she was feeling fine up until a few days before the birth, but even then she believed it was just stress at work or a bad stomach bug. Scollin has a 4-year-old daughter named Kelsey with boyfriend Matt Dillman.
By Annie Robertson For Mailonline. A year-old girl in Guatemala has given birth to triplets after being raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street. Francisca Lopez Perez, from the town of Momostenango, did not even realise she was pregnant until her stomach began to swell. The triplets each weighed only about 2. Miss Lopez Perez said she had become pregnant after she had been raped by a 'candy seller' who she was not able to identify. The young mum is struggling to care for her surviving baby in extreme poverty, living with her mother and seven brothers in a house made of boards. Lopez Perez talks to local media about the circumstances surrounding the birth of her triplets. Pictured, Lopez Perez's newborn triplets before two of her babies died in hospital. She has to constantly take the baby boy to hospital as he is so small that he regularly needs oxygen. Oscar said it was only one of 2, pregnancies involving girls, aged between 10 and 14, between January and July this year in the country.
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M y mum fainted with excitement the day I gave birth. I came home from hospital to find her and my dad waiting outside our flat and, as I got out of the car and they embraced me, she collapsed into our group hug. Our birth stories get lost when our newborns are put into our arms. But birth is a miracle, right? Another person grows inside you and then gets out of your body and lives its own life. It is objectively, painfully, hilariously awe-inspiring. As traumatic as it is hopeful. And interesting, too.
Chapelle Cooper, from Cumbria, stepped in when her brother Scott and his partner Michael found that adopting a baby was expensive and complex. Chapelle, 27, stepped in when brother Scott Stephenson, 30, and his partner Michael Smith, 29, found adopting a baby was both expensive and complex. Shop assistant Chapelle, of Dalton, Cumbria, first offered to become a surrogate mum for Scott - who is her half brother - and private school teacher Michael last summer. But single mum Chapelle, who has a daughter Ivy, five, added: "We went through everything that could go wrong, including if I might want to keep her. Obviously we have Harper at the end of it and it is just incredible, I just feel amazement I guess.