Russian teenager Darya Sudnishnikova sent shockwaves around the world when she claimed she was pregnant and a 10-year-old boy, Ivan, was named as the potential father.

A Russian teenager who claimed a 10-year-old boy was the father of her unborn child has been rushed to hospital over fears of premature birth.

Darya Sudnishnikova was aged just 13 when she stunned viewers by appearing on TV to claim Ivan, 10, said she was pregnant.

She later said she was raped by a boy, 16, and had felt too ashamed to say.

But Ivan, also known as Vanya, now 11, promised to raise the baby girl with her.

Now there are fears the baby may be born 31 weeks into her pregnancy, leaving her feeling “more afraid than ever”.

Girl pregnant at 13

The case sparked huge controversy in her homeland and Darya, now 14, has become a social media star in her homeland with a quarter of a million following her through her pregnancy.

New videos from hospital show her strapped up for a cardiotocography to check the foetal heartbeat – but also 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. 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. 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.

It is understood police have spoken to a suspect.

Source: Daily mail

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