Teen Pregnancy

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By: She’Nique Jackson Teen Pregnancy

What Is Teen Pregnancy ?:

What Is Teen Pregnancy ? Teenage pregnancy is defined as a teenaged or underage girl usually within the ages of 13–19 becoming pregnant. The term in everyday speech usually refers to women who have not reached legal adulthood, which varies across the world, who become pregnant.

About Teen Pregnancy:

About Teen Pregnancy Do you know that one in three teen girls in the United States is estimated to get pregnant at least once before age 20? Once a girl is pregnant, there is no easy choice. The very best thing is to help your son or daughter avoid getting pregnant, or getting someone pregnant, in the first place. Usually Teen fathers do not go as far in school and make less money when they get in the job market than teens who do not father children. Even though they are young, they have to face up to adult responsibilities like supporting the mother emotionally and financially during her pregnancy and helping to raise their child. They are financially responsible for their children until their children turn 18.

What are the symptoms of pregnancy? :

What are the symptoms of pregnancy? The first sign of a new pregnancy is a missed menstrual period. However, because many women commonly experience irregular periods or skip periods entirely, this sign can be easy to miss. Other signs and symptoms of early pregnancy may occur in the first week or two after conception  even before you miss your period  or they may not become noticeable until a few weeks later. These other signs and symptoms of early pregnancy include tender, swollen breasts or nipples fatigue slight bleeding (spotting) Cramping frequent urination food aversions or cravings headaches mood swings faintness and dizziness elevated basal body temperature

What Happen During Pregnancy ?:

What Happen During Pregnancy ? After implantation, the embryobegins the process of forming a placenta, a large organ made up of both embryonic and maternal tissue that will provide oxygen and nutrients to the developing baby through the umbilical cord. During this time, the level of hormones produced by the embryo increase and can cause some of the main symptoms associated with early pregnancy such as fatigue and “morning sickness” which is actually a misnomer because the nausea and vomiting it refers to can occur at any time during the day.

When Children Having Children:

When Children Having Children Babies born in the U.S. to teenage mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life, including school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. The teenage mothers themselves are also at risk for these problems.

Emotional Reaction:

Emotional Reaction There may be times when the pregnant teenager's emotional reactions and mental state will require referral to a qualified mental health professional. Pregnant teens can have many different emotional reactions: some may not want their babies some may want them for idealized and unrealistic ways others may view the creation of a child as an achievement and not recognize the serious responsibilities some may keep a child to please another family member some may want a baby to have someone to love, but not recognize the amount of care the baby needs depression is also common among pregnant teens many do not anticipate that their adorable baby can also be demanding and sometimes irritating some become overwhelmed by guilt, anxiety, and fears about the future depression is also common among pregnant teens

Consequences of Teen Pregnancy :

Consequences of Teen Pregnancy Teenage births are associated with lower annual income for the mother. Eighty percent of teen mothers must rely on welfare at some point. Teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of school. Only about one-third of teen mothers obtain a high school diploma. Teenage pregnancies are associated with increased rates of alcohol abuse and substance abuse, lower educational level, and reduced earning potential in teen fathers. In the United States, the annual cost of teen pregnancies from lost tax revenues, public assistance, child health care, foster care and involvement with the criminal justice system is estimated to be about $7 billion.

A Baby Won’t Make Him Stay :

A Baby Won’t Make Him Stay You may think having a baby will make your relationship even stronger, but the fact is 8 out of 10 fathers don't marry the mother of their child.  It's also true that these absent fathers pay less than $800 annually for child support, often because they are poor themselves and can’t afford legitimate support payments.

Save The Children :

Save The Children Save the Children found that, annually, 13 million children are born to women under age 20 worldwide, more than 90% in developing countries. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of mortality among women between the ages of 15 and 19 in such areas. The highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the world is in sub-Saharan Africa, where women tend to marry at an early age.

Websites :

Websites http://www.teenpregnancy.com/ http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/teen-pregnancy/index.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy http://pregnancy.about.com/od/teenpregnancy/a/Teen-Pregnancy.htm

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