ERIC Number: ED204022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Early Childbearing: A Sampler of Findings with Implications.
Bauch, Jerold P.
More babies of very young mothers (under age 16) die, are medically at risk, and have developmental and educational difficulties than children of older, but still relatively young mothers. Because of the etiology of adolescent pregnancy, the young mother is unlikely to seek comprehensive prenatal care at the first realization of pregnancy. In addition, young mothers seldom have any educational preparation for childbearing and parenthood, since many schools do not offer courses in this area. However, preparation for parenthood and comprehensive prenatal care can prevent most of the serious risk factors in adolescent childbearing. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Early Parenthood; High Risk Infants
Note: Paper presented at the Seminar on Adolescent Childbearing and Parenthood of the National Association of State Boards of Education (Washington, DC, April 30, 1981).