What is teenage pregnancy? Teenage pregnancy is a teenage girl, usually between the ages of 13-19, becoming pregnant. The three main of teen pregnancy are what this essay is about. They are health risk for the mother and the baby, impact on the child, and the future of the parents. Most teenage girls do not plan on getting pregnant, but many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to the mother and the baby.
Teen pregnancies can affect the baby and the mother’s health. Teenage mothers are less likely to gain the right amount of weight during their pregnancy, which leads to low birthweight. Low birthweight is connected to many infant and childhood disorders. Babies with a low birthweight mother are more likely not to have fully developed organs. It can lead to complications, such as bleeding in the brain, respiratory distress syndrome, and intestinal problems.