A woman who became Britain’s youngest mother after a one night stand at the age of 12 says she had no regrets about becoming a teen mum.
In fact, Amy Crowhurst advocates having children early as she admits that at the age of 22 she now has ‘the freedom to meet mates and go clubbing when my mum babysits.’
Amy, who is on benefits and lives in a council house, told this week’s Closer magazine: ‘Having kids young was the smartest thing I ever did.’
Amy tells Closer she wouldn’t mind if her own daughter became a teen mother. She said: ‘Having sex at 12 is fine if you feel ready and aren’t pressured. I wouldn’t encourage Destiny to plan pregnancy at 12, but if she did have a baby I’d be happy – it’d be fun being a gran at 27!’
Amy told the magazine she now has her life back on track. She and her children, now aged nine and seven, are living in a three bedroom council house and she is returning to college to get her GCSEs with ambitions of becoming a healthcare worker.
She believes she’s a better mum for having had children early as she has lots of energy and can relate to her off-spring because they are closer in age.