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Teenage Child Bearing

Becoming a teenage mother is confronted with parental responsibilities at a time when a teenage girl has to deal with her own intense development with profound physical changes, as well as cognitive, affective, moral and social development. How a teenage mother responds to pregnancy is related to her early childhood experiences, coping mechanisms, personality profile, psychological function, life situation including social support network and physical status. These findings illuminate that pre-childbearing characteristics can be a risk factor for adverse outcomes among certain teenage mothers. One factor that has been found as having a negative effect on both mother and child is maternal depression. Depressive symptoms and postpartum depression are commonly reported in teenage mothers and are of particular concern since depressive symptoms are linked with poor general health. There is empirical evidence showing that the prevalence of depressive symptoms is higher among teenage mothers than among older mothers. A significant propotion of teenage pregnancies result from positive, idealised attitudes to pregnancy, parenthood and personal changes that teenagers believe will ensue. Indeed, it has been suggested that postpartum depression might be a result of disillusionment after previous idealisation of pregnancy and parenthood. The complex interplay of the pre-childbearing factors makes transition into parenthood particularly challenging. In this context, it is clear that teenage mothers require social support in and outside the health care system. The open access articles published in this scholarly journal are reviewed by at least two reviewers of the associated fields. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, etc and emphasizes theoretical and experimental work. To ensure high quality articles, both editors and reviewers actively participate in the peer review process and help in completing the review process within 21 days. As an important educational platform the journal provides scientists and researchers access to the newest trends and research outlooks. Please browse through the list of peer-reviewed journals to find the scientific publication of your interest. OMICS Group is a scientific organization and online publishing house that drives the progress of research through freely available open access journals and international conferences. With 700+ peer-reviewed journals in its list and many expert reviewers and scientists in its editorial board OMICS Group is among the best open access publishers of the world. Also, OMICS Group organizes more than 3000+ International Scientific Conferences annually and provides eBooks, and additional services such as ScholarsCentral. OMICS Group has got support of more than 1000+ Scientific associations, 50,000+ editorial board members and 15 million readers.
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Last date updated on November, 2020