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How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?

How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?

>risk for both: Absence of prenatal care puts mom & baby into the risks of pregnancy before 1900 when childbirth was a leading factor in maternal death. Teens have >risk of toxemia in pregnancy, (>bp+seizures), some types of birth defects etc. Absence of prenatal care >risk of avoidable baby complications and complicated birth. Advanced medical care during labor/delivery or later may not save you from bad choices. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Teen pregnancy symptoms? How should i tell my parents? Can precum get you pregnant if the penis is inside the vagina?

Teen pregnancy symptoms? How should i tell my parents? Can precum get you pregnant if the penis is inside the vagina?

Pregnancy: Please go to a clinic to get properly tested for pregnancy. At 16, you are very likely to get pregnant . Telling your parents will be difficult but is very important so you can make the right choice about what to do ...Read more

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Questions about teen pregnancy? If I am 16 am I required to pay child support?

Questions about teen pregnancy? If I am 16 am I required to pay child support?

Judge will decide !: Brace yourself for some changes in your lifestyle. If you are old enough to father a child the state you live in may decide to hold you accountable for a number of things.On the one hand, the state grants u certain parental rights & in tern requires you to execute them responsibly. If you & the mother can get along, the process may go smoothly. If u don't, plan to get a lawyer & have a bumpy ride. ...Read more

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11 weeks pregnant and had 3 Strepsils today. Googled safety in pregnancy and as a precaution it's advised women do not take due to lack of studies. Could I have caused harm? And why is everything deemed unsafe if not proven safe? It's infuriating.

11 weeks pregnant and had 3 Strepsils today. Googled safety in pregnancy and as a precaution it's advised women do not take due to lack of studies. Could I have caused harm? And why is everything deemed unsafe if not proven safe? It's infuriating.

Cold lozenges & preg: 33 year old lady with question/cold lozenges and pregnancy. Clinical studies assessing the safety of a lemon lozenge strepsil in pregnant patients did not find an increased risk of malformations, spontaneous abortion, or decreased birthweight. Meds are deemed potentially harmful if not studied because research is the only way we know what the effects are. Please see links. Please stay calm/focused ...Read more

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What are the signs of teenage pregnancy? Bigger clothes, loss of appetite, what else?

What are the signs of teenage pregnancy? Bigger clothes, loss of appetite, what else?

Get a urine test: Free at your local health dept , inexpensive at your local grocery or pharmacy or walmart. ...Read more

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How does teenage pregnancy affect someone's overall health?

How does teenage pregnancy affect someone's overall health?

I think that: teenage pregnancy impacts more on a teen's mental health than their physical health. Although they can conceive and carry a pregnancy 2 term, if followed by an ObGyn, most teens are not emotionally mature enough or prepared 2 B parents. Teens who decide 2 go ahead and have a baby need emotional support, financial and educational assistance 2 deal with parenthood. ...Read more

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How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and a difficult life?

How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and  a difficult life?

Obvious: It increases the desire but decreases the performance, including judgement. ...Read more

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How teenage drinking can lead to teenage pregnancy and how can that lead to a difficult life?

How teenage drinking can lead to teenage pregnancy and how can that lead to a difficult life?

Obvious: Alcohol is said to "increase the desire but decrease the performance". A "difficult life" is self imposed and is a consequence of unexamined actions. We stare at the obvious and ignore it because, like the ancient romans, we are rapidly becoming ruled by hedonism. ...Read more

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What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

The more stable a: family unit, the better for the baby. Having children oneself when one is still in need of a lot of support and growth is difficult. If a family is in that situation, as much support as possible is best. Avoiding the situation is best. ...Read more

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What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...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