1st Edition

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample

    166 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    166 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    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 3½ 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.

    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.


    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine., University of Maryland School of Medicine.