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What are the risks of being pregnant as a teen?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots
The biggest obstacles of being pregnant as a teen are primarily socioeconomic.
Teens are more likely to be financially dependent, have to rely on friends and family for support, and less likely to finish school/graduate. Other risks include increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and higher rates of infant deaths.

In brief: Lots
The biggest obstacles of being pregnant as a teen are primarily socioeconomic.
Teens are more likely to be financially dependent, have to rely on friends and family for support, and less likely to finish school/graduate. Other risks include increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and higher rates of infant deaths.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Complications
Teen pregnancies are at higher risk of complications such as pre-eclampsia and low birth weight babies.
25% of teen moms have another baby within 2 years of having their first. They are also at risk of post-partum depression and studies have shown they are more frequently victims of domestic violence.

In brief: Complications
Teen pregnancies are at higher risk of complications such as pre-eclampsia and low birth weight babies.
25% of teen moms have another baby within 2 years of having their first. They are also at risk of post-partum depression and studies have shown they are more frequently victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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