Pregnancy Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Pregnancy Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Teenage mothers are more likely to have preterm labor and delivery, anemia, preeclampsia, and other complications; and babies born to teenage mothers have higher risks for low birth weight, serious health problems, and even death. In addition, some pregnant teens may lack access to proper nutrition or may participate in risky activities that can have a negative effect on maternal and fetal health. Teenage mothers—and fathers—also face social and emotional risks, and they are less likely than their peers to finish school and find well-paying jobs.

Pregnancy Information For Teens, 2nd Edition, provides information about prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery. It includes facts about abortion and adoption, as well as information for teens who choose to parent their infants, along with other helpful information.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Pregnancy Information For Teens, 2nd Edition.

Part One: Understanding the Problem of Teen Pregnancy discusses the consequences of teen pregnancy on mother, child, and society.

Part Two: If You Think You’re Pregnant provides information on the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, facts about pregnancy tests, and information on the options of abortion, adoption, or parenting.

Part Three: Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy offers information on prenatal care, tests and procedures, sleep, nutrition, and exercise; and the importance of avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Part Four: High-Risk Pregnancies and Pregnancy Complications talks about pregnancy complications associated with asthma, diabetes, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.

Part Five: Childbirth presents information on labor, birth, and recovery; as well as birthing classes, birth plans, and choosing a birth location.

Part Six: Your Newborn provides information about a newborn’s first hours of life, including health assessments and screening tests; along with information about breastfeeding and caring for a baby at home.

Part Seven: Teen Parenting Problems and Solutions discusses challenges such as child care options, finding a place to live, and finishing school; and offers facts about child custody, child care, health insurance and public assistance options.

Part Eight: If You Need More Information includes directories of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


"Gives updated information on unplanned pregnancies. While part one features aspects of the phenomenon as a social issue, the rest of the book provides health tips and options for teens who are pregnant. The chapters are accessible and succinct."

—School Library Journal, Dec '12

"Sensitive issues are handled in a manner-of-fact manner, allowing readers to absorb information without feeling implied judgment. Reluctant readers will not be intimidated by endless amounts of straight text; all readers will appreciate the audience-appropriate words and phrasing….As easy to browse as it is to use for completing student reports, with plenty of facts and figures provided, this book will serve many functions. If there is a question any teen or adult could conceivably think to ask on the topic of pregnancy, … the answer just might be in these pages."

—VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates, Oct '12

"Will be of interest to students and teenagers and should be in the libraries of those providing health information for these patrons."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2013