A MUM who was Britain’s youngest when she gave birth aged 12 has revealed her joy after becoming pregnant again more than a decade later – and vowed: “I’ll never let this one go”.
Tressa Middleton first got pregnant aged 11 after she was raped by her brother. Her daughter was later taken into care.
Tressa Middleton was Britain’s youngest mum when she gave birth aged 12 in 2006
Tressa Middleton was Britain’s youngest mum when she gave birth aged 12 in 2006Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Now 23, Tressa says she has turned her life around after booze and drug addiction and has settled down with fiance Darren Young, 30.
But she is haunted by the absence of her firstborn and said she “feared the worst” when she struggled to conceive again, the Daily Mirror reports.
Tressa said: “Not having my daughter with me still affects me every single day and I thought I was being punished for what happened with her, for letting her go.
“I am so grateful I am finally going to be the mother I have longed to be all these years. But I don’t ever want my first child to think I abandoned her, or that I am replacing her with this new baby.
“I’d welcome her back tomorrow with open arms if I could and I hope she knows she will always be a part of our family.
“But this is the future for me and I can’t keep looking back. The past has made me even more determined to keep this child and give him or her the best possible life.”