Teenage Pregnancy

Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnant, but many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens don't get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on. They have a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure and its complications. Risks for the baby include premature birth and a low birth weight.

If you're a pregnant teen, you can help yourself and your baby by:

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  1. Teenage Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnant, but many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens don't ...
  2. Yes. Teenage pregnancies are riskier than pregnancies in women who are older. This is partly because a teenager's body is ...
  3. Teenage Pregnancy (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Start Here
  4. ClinicalTrials.gov: Pregnancy in Adolescence From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Clinical Trials ... Teenage Pregnancy
  5. When Children Have Children (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) - PDF  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Living With ... Teenage Pregnancy
  6. Talking Back: What Teens Want Adults to Know about Teen Pregnancy (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) - PDF  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Related Issues ... Teenage Pregnancy
  7. Characteristics of Pregnant Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) - PDF  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Statistics and Research ... Pregnancy and Drug Use
  8. What Are Some Factors that Make a Pregnancy High Risk? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Health Problems in Pregnancy/Start Here ... Health Problems in Pregnancy ... Several factors can make a pregnancy high risk, including existing health conditions, ...
  9. Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    You're going to have a baby! It's an exciting time, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. You may have a lot of questions, including what you can do to ...
  10. Ten Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) - PDF  
    Teenage Pregnancy/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Teenage Pregnancy
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