Girl, 17, gives birth to TRIPLETS after cold medicine causes contraceptive to fail
19th November 2010
A teenager is adjusting to the busy demands of her new ilfe after giving birth to triplets.
The 17-year-old, identified only as 'Jennifer B', is the youngest woman recorded in modern times in Germany to successfully give birth to three children.
She had been taking the Pill but was prescribed antibiotics earlier this year by a doctor for a severe cold - and the medication nullified the effects of her contraceptives.
Jennifer, who lives in a tiny village near Neurippin 35 miles from Berlin with her grandmother, said: 'In April I started feeling really tired all the time and went back to the doctor. This time they gave me a scan – and three tiny dots inside me were babies.
'She told me the drugs I took for my cold had cancelled out the effects of the pill. I made a decision there and then; I want these babies.'
The children were delivered by Caesarian section at the capital’s famous Charite Hospital.
Nele weighed in first at 2lbs 2oz, then Chantal at 2lb 5oz and finally Zoe at 2lb 6oz. All three girls were born within three minutes.
While still in hospital, they are expected home in the next few weeks.
But the girls look like they will be raised without a father.
Jenny went on: 'Their father is 22. I met him through an Internet chat room last year. When we made love in his apartment he was so romantic – he lit candles all over the place and spoke soft words into my ear.
'But when I told him about the babies he screamed, "You’re kidding me. Get rid of them!" His words were like blows against my naked skin.'
Doris, 62, her grandmother, comforted her, saying; 'Don’t worry, we’ll manage without him.'
Now, six times a day, she helps feed the babies, changes nappies four times a day and watches over them while Jenny goes back to school.