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Information about Teenage Pregnancy

We Have to Know about the Teenage Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy in teenage is a matter of concern. Girls much below 18 years are found married and pregnant. It affects their health and development, and also education prospects and economic independence. The problem is enhanced when pregnancy is unintended and unwanted in unmarried girls

Do’s and Don’ts of Teenage Pregnancy 

  • Teenage marriages and teenage pregnancies should be avoided. 

The following can have an effect on preventing teenage pregnancy: 

  • Knowledge of contraception
  • Increase in socio-economic condition
  • Increasing the education status of girls

Medical advice for Teenage Pregnancy

  • If a girl who is below 18 years become pregnant

Risk factors of Teenage Pregnancy  

In the following conditions, Teenage pregnancy has a higher risk of complications

  • Anaemia
  • Premature Labor
  • Pregnancy-induced Hypertension
  • Risk of death during childbirth is 2-4 times higher among mothers aged 17 years or younger than 20 years.
  • More incidences of Preeclamptic Toxemia

Treatment for Teenage Pregnancy

  • Hospital Delivery

Self-care for Teenage Pregnancy

Ante Natal Checkup

  • Detailed History
  • Previous records of medical conditions
  • Urinary Infections, STDs, HIV etc.

Advise good nutrition

Investigations for Teenage Pregnancy

  • Urine Examination
  • Complete Blood Picture
  • Blood grouping and Rh typing
  • Scanning
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