THE MEDICO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY DURING ADOLESCENCE
The issue of maternity in adolescence is an important one due to the increasing number of adolescent mothers in our country, as well as in other countries, because of the risks involved by a pregnancy at this age, especially from a medical perspective, but also from a social one. Material and methods: The current study was conducted between 2012 and 2017 on a group of 103 adolescent mothers aged between 12 and 19 years of age, with a total of 109 children admitted to the Pediatric Recovery Department of Iasi “Sf. Maria” Emergency Hospital for Children. Results: The distribution of adolescent mothers by age was: 12%-12 years old, 10%-13 years old, 11% -14 years old, 12%-15 years old, 13%-16 years old, 14%-17 years old, 15%-18 years old, 15%-19 years old. Consideration was given to the existence of acute illnesses during the pregnancies for the mothers included in the study, the background, the level of education, the jobs and the marital status of the young parents, the birth weight of children, the Apgar score, the complications of the newborns, the Rh incompatibility between mother and child, etc. Conclusions: These data raise the need for an over-specialization – Infantile Obstetrics – that should deal with the issue of pregnancy in adolescents. In order to have a lower level of unwanted consequences on mother and fetus the close collaboration between the pediatric and the obstetrics sectors is very important for the pregnancy at this age group.
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