This is Amina, who is 16 years old. She comes from a village close to Kivulini Maternity Centre. She delivered her firstborn, a son with Maternity Africa.
Amina just completed primary school. The man who got her pregnant abandoned her after her first month of pregnancy. She lives with her brother who works in a factory.
When Amina came to Kivulini Maternity Centre the doctors realized that she could not push properly because her pelvis was too small, so she had to undergo surgery. Her brother was very happy that the baby was born safely.
Around one in eight deliveries at Kivulini Maternity Centre are to teenage girls, many of whom require special care and attention. Press here to help Maternity Africa make childbirth safe for more teenagers like Amina. Thank you.