Teen Pregnancy Health Risks-Are They More Susceptible To Health Risks?
1. Teen pregnancy health risks – physical risks
2. Emotional health concerns
3. Risks caused by socio-economic underdevelopment
Unfortunately, a teen Mum’s health risks are not hers alone. Babies born to teenage Mums are often underweight, because as fetuses, they must compete with their still-developing Mum for nutrients. Pre-eclampsia and premature birth are also more common in teenage pregnancies. It is easy to look at all of these facts and identify some major problems with the issue of teenage pregnancy. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to prevent this unnecessary unfortunately circumstance from happening.
About the Author:
Elfrieda Schweppe works in health information technology and is currently gaining her epic certification. Before health IT, she worked as a medical assistant in a women’s health clinic and often saw pregnant teens struggle with health and economic issues.
Midwife sonographer facilitated
Consultant Led, Centre of Medical Excellence
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