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How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: >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.

In brief: >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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Problem

Unexpected pregnancy is always a family problem. Teenager is not prepared to become a parent, she is still growing up , going to school and let the mother take care of the child.
Unhappy parents learn to accept the situation and do the best they can. A lot of counselling is needed.

In brief: Problem

Unexpected pregnancy is always a family problem. Teenager is not prepared to become a parent, she is still growing up , going to school and let the mother take care of the child.
Unhappy parents learn to accept the situation and do the best they can. A lot of counselling is needed.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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