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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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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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