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Teenage pregnancy advice?

Teenage pregnancy advice?

Best advice: Is to not get pregnant. If pregnant then see an obstetrician and follow their guidelines to have a healthy baby! (I do not advise getting vaccines while pregnant, but that is your decision). Eat well, lots fresh fruits and veggies, do your best to stay calm and not get stressed and enjoy.

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What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

Irresponsible behavi: Many teenagers cannot see the long-term consequences of their actions at the moment. Ignorance about how one gets pregnant is responsible for many of the pregnancies. A general feeling of "it won't happen to me "can also be put as responsible.

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What are your thoughts on teenage pregnancy?

What are your thoughts on teenage pregnancy?

Problems: Teenage pregnancy's account for a growing proportion of pregnancies in the north east. It is a difficult time for the girl who is now a unready mother and a difficult environment for a baby to grow in. Not all teenage pregnancies tend to have a negative outcome. However, given the absence of a social, financial structure confounded by the absence of the father, it is a challenging time.

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What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

Low, but not zero: But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap.

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Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Teen pregnancy rates: Have been declining for the past twenty years, and the U.S. Teen birth rate was the lowest ever in 2010 (last data available). But the U.S. Rate is one of the highest among industrialized nations. Comprehensive sex education and easily available effective birth control lowers teen pregnancy rates. Abstinence-only programs do not work.

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school.

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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.

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

See below: Better education and awareness of teenage pregnancy and its consequences. Freer access to otc birth control methods.

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

Political question: Not strictly a medical question. Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place. If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy responsibility falls on the unprepared shoulders of the adolescent parents and their families.

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Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck!

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Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

NO: Cheerleaders do not increase the rate of teenage pregnancy. Unprotected sex in teenagers does. Lets not unfairly blame a group of athletes for a societal problem.

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Disciplined: It is the job of parents and school to provide old fashioned discipline, not the pediatrician's job. It is all part of the decadence that is creeping into our culture.

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What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy.

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How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

Not very effective.: Sort of like telling people not to eat or breathe. Sex is one of the major human needs and most people want to satisfy the need. There are some who will abstain but they seem to be the minority.

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How do you get medical coverage for teen pregnancy?

How do you get medical coverage for teen pregnancy?

Depends on location: Most of the us has at least prenatal coverage through state health insurance. Be sure to check for this.

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Which would you choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Which would you choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Political question: Right-to-life versus choice. Pregnancy must automatically be associated with responsibility that often follows a thoughless moment of pleasure. They have created a human life, whether they want the baby or not. Can they discard it at will?

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Health site help: what is effective against teen pregnancy?

Health site help: what is effective against teen pregnancy?

Abstinence: This sounds too obvious but we are failing to teach our young that they need a sense of responsibility for fhe consequence of their actions. Unfortunately it is the lack of discipline in home and school, the seeds of ultimate decline in our culture! If it sounds old fashioned, it is the philosophy of the ages and still good.

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What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

Baby smokes/drinks: Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce the eventual size of baby and accelerate the aging of the placenta, where it can reduce blood flow. The alcohol crosses into baby and turns into formaldehyde as it breaks down. It has a toxic effect on cells. Depending on the amount and timing it can produce birth defects and subtle forms of brain injury.It is likely the cause of some of the ADD/ADHD kids.

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How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

Maturity: Marriage does not guarantee good parenting. If genuine love rather than raw sex is present, it can work. If it is a "one night stand" and a child results, it is a hellish problem and there are far too many out of wedlock kids today that do create problems for our society as a whole.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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