National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Teenage Pregnancy is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Most teenagers don't plan to get pregnant, but many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to the mother and the baby. Often, teenagers don't receive timely prenatal care, and they have a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure and its complications. Risks for the baby include premature birth and a low birthweight.
If you're a pregnant teenager, you can help yourself and your baby by
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)