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Doctor insights on: Does Teen Pregnancy Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cause of teen pregnancy?

Please describe the most common cause of teen pregnancy?

You're kidding right: Teens often think it couldn't happen to them & may have a broad misunderstanding of the basics of conception, this site has frequent questions that reflect ignorance among the teens who ask if the pull out method will prevent pregnancy. Ignorance & misinformation coupled with their sense of invulnerability often lead them down this path.But it is sex that causes pregnancy, nothing else. ...Read more

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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

Alcohol and drugs: Disinhibit us humans. This means that we will do things when high that we would never do sober! ...Read more

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With a big teen pregnancy problem why are more schools not teaching sex education?

With a big teen pregnancy problem why are more schools not teaching sex education?

Ignoring the Facts: The Office of Adolescent Health, part of US Dept of Health & Human Services, has gr8 website devoted 2 facts on teen health, incl reproductive health. Some facts reported: (a) States that teach kids only 2 abstain from sex have highest rates of teen pregnancies. (b) Abt 50% of all STDs diagnosed each yr R in teens! http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/reproductive-health/index.html ...Read more

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I had a lot of unprotected sex with one person. I'm scared I was gonna ask how safe abortion is and facts about it. Or teen pregnancy risk?

I had a lot of unprotected sex with one person. I'm scared I was gonna ask how safe abortion is and facts about it. Or teen pregnancy risk?

Info about pregnancy: try http://www.plannedparenthood.org or go to local branch if possible for accurate info about abortion, pregnancy prevention options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

NO: The statistics are frightening since there are more babies born out of wedlock than in marriage. It is serious business and never "fun". ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more