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

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
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In brief: Low, but not zero

But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap.

In brief: Low, but not zero

But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap.
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Rare but happens

Teens are at a bit higher risk of developing toxemia of pregnancy.
This is a condition where their kidneys begin to shut down, blood pressure sky rockets & they can stroke and die.If managed early it can be stopped before it gets out of hand but it can be deadly to mother & baby. A good working relationship with the delivery team and an understanding of when to call or come in is very important.

In brief: Rare but happens

Teens are at a bit higher risk of developing toxemia of pregnancy.
This is a condition where their kidneys begin to shut down, blood pressure sky rockets & they can stroke and die.If managed early it can be stopped before it gets out of hand but it can be deadly to mother & baby. A good working relationship with the delivery team and an understanding of when to call or come in is very important.
Dr. James Ferguson
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