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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pregnant teenagers face different challenges.
Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table.

In brief: Yes

Pregnant teenagers face different challenges.
Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Medically, no

Teen pregnancies are usually healthy females with fewer medical problems.
The problems & difficulties lie in whether they're prepared to be moms, finances, social stressors, & major changes in life plans (ie - schooling, jobs, living arrangements, etc). I don't consider teens high risk but I do provide more resources, education, & support.

In brief: Medically, no

Teen pregnancies are usually healthy females with fewer medical problems.
The problems & difficulties lie in whether they're prepared to be moms, finances, social stressors, & major changes in life plans (ie - schooling, jobs, living arrangements, etc). I don't consider teens high risk but I do provide more resources, education, & support.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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