Teenage Pregnancy Discussion

Teenage Pregnancy Discussion

Introduction:

  1. Attention Getter: Teenage pregnancy is regularly described as a pregnancy in girls and women aged thirteen to nineteen. However, the academic and government establishments classically measure and account for the adolescent birth rate founded on the number of live childbirths per 1000 teenage girls aged fifteen to nineteen annually.
  2. Background and Audience Relevance: Teenage pregnancy is likely to cause higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation for the females involved. Further, teenage mothers experience added stress from arranging child care, sleepless nights, endeavoring to complete studies, and making doctor’s schedules.
  3. Preview of Main Points: I will discuss baby blues, depression, and postpartum depression as risk factors for teenage pregnancies and birth.
  4. Speaker Credibility: My sister has experienced depressive symptoms, guilts, shame, and psychological health conditions resulting from teenage pregnancy. This prompted me to research and categorize steps to alleviate such effects.
  5. Thesis: During this speech, you guys will better understand how teenage pregnancies cause psychological health challenges associated with being a new mother.

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Transition to the first main point:

  1. Main Point 1: On giving birth, teenage mothers experience baby blues ranging from trouble eating, mood swings, sadness, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping.
  2. Subpoint A: Challenges in eating and sleeping result in the mother’s low production of milk. As a result, the infant has little to feed on, and difficulties in mother-child link and breastfeeding are created.
  3. Subpoint B: Sadness, mood swings, and anxiety may result in child negligence and abuse. Some teenage mothers end up underfeeding their babies and neglecting them, especially those who lack support from their family members. Other complications include premature delivery, newborn complications, and low birth weight. Teenage Pregnancy Discussion

Transition (signpost, review, preview): Next, I will discuss depression as a risk factor for teenage mothers.

  1. Main Point 2: Depression is a risk factor associated with being a teen mother, especially if a teenager encounters complications. A history of child abuse and partial or inadequate social networks are likely to cause depression for teenage mums.
  2. Subpoint A: Teenage mums with a past of negligence and abuse might recycle the same habits. Such mothers have low-self-esteem and have challenges forming relationships with others, adding to the difficulties that result from being teenage mothers.
  3. Subpoint B: Inadequate social networks limit teenage moms from freely socializing with their peers and friends and expressing their pressing issues on new motherhood. This ultimately results in depression.

Transition (signpost, review, preview): Lastly, I will examine how postpartum depression affects teenage mothers.

  1. Main Point 3: postpartum depression, which includes significant and severe symptoms such as overwhelming fatigue, baby bonding challenges, feeling worthless, and panic attacks, is also common for teenage mothers.
  2. Subpoint A: challenges bonding with a baby develop when a teenage mother dislikes the baby for some reason and the choices made along the way.
  3. Subpoint B: Overwhelming fatigue results from difficulties in sleeping and eating. This results in baby negligence through underfeeding, minimal baths, and diaper changes.

Transition and signal closing: Prenatal and postnatal nursing of pregnant teenagers, provision of essential education and support, positively impact a child’s health.

  1. Conclusion: Conclusively, teenage pregnancy is a common public health concern for the child and mother regarding the social, emotional, and health consequences.
  2. Memorable closer: The health experts and the society have foremost responsibilities on the issue of teenage pregnancies.
  3. Restate thesis: As a result of the increasing psychological health conditions from teenage pregnancy, the issue has become a substantial health concern in numerous countries.
  4. Review main points: Teenage mothers regularly experience baby blues, depression, and postpartum depression.

Teenage Pregnancy Discussion References

Govender, D. (2019). Teenage pregnancy and mental health. Mental Health Matters, 6(4), 28-30. https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-18ef6deea4

Xavier, C., Benoit, A., & Brown, H. K. (2018). Teenage pregnancy and mental health beyond the postpartum period: a systematic review. J Epidemiol Community Health, 72(6), 451-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209923