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pregnancy shortly after puberty

Hi,

For the last few years I've been living/working abroad in a country where the age of consent is set very low and for that reason my girlfriend has only recently started her puberty.

We decided not to start using contraception, so I'm trying to find out more about what her pregnancy will be like.

Are there any special health issues to be aware of for her or our baby considering it may happen quite soon after puberty for her?

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replied October 17th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Pregnancy in adolescent is almost always problematic as her body is not yet ready to carry a child.Pregnancy in teen Years might cause
1. Low birth weight/premature birth.
2. Anemia (low iron levels)
3. High blood pressure/pregnancy-induced hypertension, PIH (can lead to preeclampsia)
a Higher rate of infant mortality (death)
4. Possible greater risk of cephalopelvic disproportion* (the baby's head is wider than the pelvic opening)
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care



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