Caring for the Pregnant Teenager

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Teenage pregnancy (pregnancy under the age of 20) remains a worldwide public health concern. How can maternity care be improved to meet these challenges and provide optimal care for the pregnant teenager?

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There is no doubt that modern maternity and neonatal care has already gone a long way in reducing adverse outcomes for the teenage mother and her baby. The challenge remains for maternity teams to think of even more creative care packages that can give the pregnant teenager the best possible start on her journey towards motherhood.


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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Alejandra Ortiz
19 Feb 2023
Easy to read and interesting
Stephanie Guihot
10 May 2023
Malynda Phillips
12 Oct 2021
Clear and concise information
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Tania Grube
12 May 2021
Easy to read, concise
Tarese Wimmer
02 Jun 2020
Very good read, thank you.
Bernadette Salem
13 Dec 2019
interesting subject relevant to modern times
Daniela Arnone
08 Aug 2019
Reviewing this article has given me a refresher on my existing knowledge. I found this article very interesting and appropriate to my existing skills.
Elizabeth Ruschena
30 Aug 2022
Registered Midwife
New knowledge that due lockdown there was an increase in stillbirths. This data was froom key public birthing hospitals in Melbourne. the hypothesis was that mothers were not being as closely monitored during lockdown resulting in this outcome
clementine oss-emer
25 Sep 2020
Good, straight forward data and information about teenage pregnancy.
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