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does having a baby in your teen years give the baby a higher risk of any diseases?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: There is no increased risk for any type of disease to a child of a teenage mother. The risk is more social, especially if the mother can not provide appropriate care. And the teenage mother may not be emotionally prepared for the demands of raising a child. Which, can effect maternal child relations.

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