Russian schoolgirl Darya Sudnishnikova, who fell pregnant at just 13-years-old, has revealed that she’s suffered from discomfort throughout her pregnancy and is terrified at the thought of giving birth.
In January this year, Darya hit headlines around the world when she claimed on a Russian TV show that the father of her unborn child was her 10-year-old boyfriend. She explained that the couple had taken part in consensual sex and thought that “nothing would happen”.
Despite the disbelief and shock from others, her boyfriend Ivan stuck to the story and starred alongside Darya on the TV show. They said they had fallen in love at first sight.
Yet scientists questioned the plausibility of the young couple’s claims, as they find it difficult to comprehend how the boy could have fathered the unborn tot, as his sperm would be under-developed.
Regardless, the couple remained adamant and any other rumour that came along was brushed off by Darya as “complete nonsense”.
Shockingly, the teenage girl backtracked on her claims around a month ago and confirmed that she been the victim of rape.
Now aged 14, Darya decided it would be for the best if she came clean and has admitted that Ivan is not the father of her unborn child, which has since been confirmed to be a baby girl.
To her large following on social media, she wrote: “It was a rape. I cannot tell how it happened, because it is painful to recall.
“For the long time after that accident, I could not do anything, it was scary and lonely at the same time.”
Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda had been the first to report that she had been attacked by a teenager. Yet there were some inaccuracies in their findings as they stated they attended the same school and that he was fifteen. Neither of these points was true, as the person in question has been confirmed to be at least 16.
All that Darya has said of her attacker is that “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.”
The pregnant girl is based in the town of Zheleznogorsk, it is closed to outsiders and is a key location in Russia’s nuclear industry.
She added at the time of her confession: “I am really scared to meet him somewhere on the street. It was in November and really on the staircase.
“It was dark already and that is why no one could help. I cannot say more, think you understand me.”
According to reports, the rapist’s name is known and the high-profile case is being handled by a state investigator from Moscow. Once the baby is born, a DNA test will take place.
As it draws closer to Darya’s due date, she has revealed that the baby’s due date has become her greatest fear.
As she announced she was pregnant in January, this would mean she is due some time around September.
To her relief, Ivan has stuck by her side throughout the pregnancy although he is not the biological father. He has vowed to raise Darya’s daughter as his own.
She has recently been asked how she is feeling about the baby’s impending arrival, she answered: “Yes, giving birth is scary. I am afraid of pain during natural birth, therefore I am more prone to caesarean.”
Earlier this week, the teenager shared a photo of the couple and it shows Ivan kissing the bump. She explained that although everything was fine at the beginning of her pregnancy, things had taken a turn for the worse.
She described feeling discomfort during the pregnancy and said that she felt “very sick” throughout the course of the first trimester. Thankfully, this has subsided.
Like many pregnant women, Darya has confirmed she has a low haemoglobin count, heartburn and constipation.
To her displeasure, the teenager has also discovered new stretch marks. She had assumed that she wouldn’t get any.
Recently, the couple announced that they would be naming the baby girl Carolina. However, they have said they are open to changing their mind if they hear another name they like.