Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting : Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample

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Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting. More than 200 adolescent women in an ethnically diverse sample were studied prenatally and at regular 6-month intervals for 31/2 years postpartum. Most of the teens were poor, unmarried, first-time mothers who resided within Southeast San Diego, a poor urban area approximately 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of this book was to offer researchers, practitioners, program directors, teachers, and graduate and medical students a better understanding of teenage pregnancy and parenthood within the following domains: * adolescent prenatal care and postpartum maternal and infant health outcomes, * immediate repeat pregnancy, * adolescent mothers' parenting, * the role of the adolescent's mother in teenage mothers' parenting, and * the baby's father.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9.14mm | 308g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138965960
  • 9781138965966

Table of contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction and Background. Prenatal Care and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes. Short-Interval Repeat Pregnancy. Qualities of Adolescent Mothers' Parenting. The Role of Grandmothers in Adolescent Mothers' Parenting and Children's Outcomes. The Partners of Adolescent Mothers. Summary and Conclusions.
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