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What are the main effects of teenage pregnancy?

First point is that many teenage mums don’t have the knowledge of the problems that can affect baby in pregnancy. Many don’t tell there parents and hide the pregnancy till they find that impossible! As a result bad nutrition can occur along with alcohol and drug abuse as they try to cope with the stress of the situation.

The emotional effects of teenage pregnancy?

Depression is a real possibility – many teenage mums are in the most stressful situation in their life and many struggle to cope. They may resent their partner and blame them. Depression can cause behavior that could lead health problems like excess drinking, which can have a detrimental effect on the baby’s health. After the initial excitement reality start to take effect and the worry and stress can lead to depression.

Finishing school?

If the teenage mum is still in full time education then there is every possibility this could be affected. Even though many schools will make provision, the added stress of exams studying and coping with pregnancy is a lot to handle for anybody never mind a young pregnant girl.

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