In a survey in United States it was found out that atleast 10 Million teenage girls become pregnant . 4 out of 10 girls become pregnant atleast once before they pass high school. Teenage pregnancy is also the highest in the world which is double the number as in Canada and four to five times that of in France and Germany. Babies born to teen mothers cause problems like blindness, unhealthy under weight, deafness and mental retardation. This premature pregnancies lead to deformities in child. This is again exacerbated by smoking, drinking habits even during pregnancy. Teenagers are immature and unaware about unprotected sex and ,so, they consider sex casually. Precaution for teens to avoid teenage pregnancy can be using condoms, using birth control pills, abstain from sexual intercourse at an early age, proper consulting about unplanned teenage pregnancy from parents.
High risk pregnancy is ought to be for women who are pregnant at an age before 17 years and above 40 years. Pregnant women runs the risk of premature child delivery, presence of low iron in blood, high blood pressure, protein in urine and baby with low birth weight. Teens unplanned sex followed by premature pregnancy give rise to severe frustration and so followed by intake of alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs. This is harmful not only to the mothers health, but, also the baby get affected. Regular doctor check up is essential to stay tuned with the health. Premature child delivery lead to backache, cramp in the pelvis, vaginal discharge in women. Another medical deformation in teens is Preeclampsia which shows symptoms of swelling of hands, fast weight gain, Changes in eyesight and high blood pressure.
Teens should be counseled properly by parents and school authorities. Proper care and transparency should be maintained with teens. Sexual relationship, premarital sex and abortion should be frequently discussed with the teens. Precautionary measures to be taken to avoid such untoward situation due to pre mature sex. After pregnancy effect and health hazards needed to be discussed every now and then. After pregnancy deformities like weight gain can be addressed by a series of precautionary measures like wearing a C-section support belt . This kind of girdles hold the enlarged abdomen firmly and try to reduce the expanded body firm to original size. Women feel comfortable and sort out one of their factors for undergoing depression. This kind of compression garment should be followed by rigorous exercise and dietary control. Normally, teens have to face many unnatural problems after postpartum recovery. Teens left with the option to adopt the child or donate their child to an orphanage to escape their problems. Due to less or no income, they were not ready to bear the risk of raising the child. In addition this they were not given privilege and frequently ignored in job and education. The child also grow up to become antisocial and spread bad message in the society.
Maternity precautions for teen age mothers