Russian mum-to-be Darya Sudnishnikova was 13 when she appeared on a prime time TV show and falsely claimed her prepubescent friend Ivan was the dad of her unborn baby
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Pregnant girl, 13, 'scared' of giving birth as boyfriend, 10, vows to help her raise baby
Pregnant girl, 13, 'raped by teenager' rushed to hospital over baby fears
A Russian schoolgirl who claimed she was expecting a baby with a ten-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital over fears she may give birth prematurely.
Darya Sudnishnikova was 13 when she became pregnant and appeared on a prime time TV show to claim the dad was her prepubescent friend Ivan.
But she later admitted that she was raped by a 16-year-old boy and had been too ashamed to say.
Despite this, Ivan, also known as Vanya, has promised to raise the baby – a girl – with her.
Darya, who is now 14, has become a social media star in her homeland with a quarter of a million following her through her pregnancy.
Darya Sudnishnikova with 10-year-old Ivan
She now claims she is “more afraid than ever” after being hospitalised 31 weeks into her pregnancy amid concerns she could give birth early.
New videos from hospital show her strapped up for a cardiotocography to check the foetal heartbeat while others see her indulging in fresh strawberries and cream in closed nuclear town Zheleznogorsk.
She told followers: “Honestly, I am afraid to give birth. What pain there will be … And painful contractions.”
She has previously said she is likely to have a Caesarean.
Ivan, who is also known as Vanya, has promised to raise the baby with Darya
She also posted: “I was told that I will not hang on until August, but I will try my best for the baby to be full-term.
“Now I am more afraid than ever.
“I’m scared to even get out of bed, you never know what can happen and I may give birth.
“I was forbidden to go out.
The schoolgirl said she is afraid of giving birth
“It’s impossible even to go to the canteen, since it is a long way from the ward, and they bring food to me.”
This schoolgirl said pregnancy had some downsides including morning sickness, heartburn, constipation and stretch marks.
The weight gain was “just terrible” – “I walk like a bear…. It has become very difficult to walk.”
Of the alleged rape, she said her baby would be given a DNA test after birth and police will decide on action against her alleged attacker who they have understood to have spoken to.
The 14-year-old is 31 weeks pregnant
Darya posted: “This man was very fat for his age. And very tall.
“The most scary is that he lives in the same town, and our town is small….
“I am really scared to meet him somewhere on the street,
“It was in November and really on the staircase (to a block of flats).
“It was dark already and that is why no-one could help.
“I cannot say more, think you understand me.”