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Physical Effects Of Teenage Pregnancy On The Mother
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck! ...Read more
Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...Read more
>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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We all need an environment of love and support, especially a teen age girl, to grow and to have hope for the future. At times, some may want a baby for love and companionship.
Meanwhile, teen-age pregnancy ratio is now at the lowest since it's recorded.
Medically, we are shifting to more dependable birth controls. ...Read more
Get a urine test: Free at your local health dept, inexpensive at your local grocery or pharmacy or walmart. ...Read more
Your kidding right?: Reversal of this procedure, even with the best surgeons, is unsuccessful in a significant number of cases. To be helpful, the age group from 14-30 would be the primary target. Parents would not agree to do so for the teens, and the young adults would run the other way if approached. In short we can't get dog owners to neuter their pets, and we wouldn't get any takers for this idea either. ...Read more