Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey: A Guide for Pregnant Teens

Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey: A Guide for Pregnant Teens

by Jeanne Warren Lindsay, Jean Brunelli
     
 

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Sharing experiences and insights that will help other teens face the realities of impending parenthood, pregnant and parenting teens offer young expectant mothers advice for carrying and delivering a healthy baby. Medical concerns such as fetal development, nutrition, and risks related to smoking, alcohol, and drugs are discussed, and labor and delivery are described

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Sharing experiences and insights that will help other teens face the realities of impending parenthood, pregnant and parenting teens offer young expectant mothers advice for carrying and delivering a healthy baby. Medical concerns such as fetal development, nutrition, and risks related to smoking, alcohol, and drugs are discussed, and labor and delivery are described in detail-often through the words of teenagers who have already delivered. Focusing on the needs of the young mother and those of her partner, this guide also stresses the importance of staying in school, graduating, and gaining job skills. Including numerous quotes from teenage fathers, but sensitive to the fact that many pregnant teens do not have a positive relationship with their baby's father, this book provides knowledge that will improve a young mother's chances of having a satisfying experience with or without a partner's assistance.

Author Biography: Jeanne Warren Lindsay, P.H.N., developed and coordinated the Teen Parent Program at Tracy High School in Cerritos, California, for 16 years. She is the author of 17 books dealing with adolescent pregnancy and parenting. She lives in Buena Park, California. Jean Brunelli, PHN taught prenatal health and parenting in the Teen Parent Program for the ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, California, for 15 years. She has served as the director of the Tracy Infant and Toddler Program for Children with Special Needs and Their Families and is currently an officer of the Infant Development Association of California. She lives in La Palma, California.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Rosemary Moran
Although many adults prefer not to acknowledge the fact that teenagers do get pregnant and raise children, these revised editions of 1991 titles recognize that pregnant teens and teenage parents need books written in terms they can understand and that address the numerous problems specific to their own situations. Featuring abundant comments from teens coping with similar situations and full of common-sense advice and practical information, this series should be very helpful, both in appeal and usage. The importance of staying in school and accepting responsibility is emphasized throughout. Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey, co-authored by a nurse and a social worker, encourages pregnant teenagers to face the fact of their pregnancy and seek health care early. Other chapters deal with the discomforts of pregnancy, the development of the fetus, good nutrition for the mother and the fetus, labor and delivery, the possibility of adoption, special needs babies, feeding the newborn, baby's first few weeks of life, roles of teenage fathers in raising their children, and birth control information. The authors maintain a non-judgmental, matter-of-fact tone throughout, encouraging girls to face reality and plan for the future. Quotes from teenage parents call attention to both the problems and the joys of this experience. Your Baby's First Year covers practical matters such as feeding the baby and the baby's development over the first few months, as well as information for teenage fathers, and the role of grandparents. The advice is practical and covers expected topics such as the importance of immunizations, ear infections, and feeding solid foods. It also includes advice on choosing diapers, child-proofing the home, toys for the baby, and the importance of reading to very young children as well as the parents' emotional response to the tremendous responsibility of rearing a child. Other books in the Teens Parenting series are Discipline from Birth to Three and The Challenge of Toddlers. All of these books should be available to pregnant teens and teen parents. Written in an easily understandable prose, they should be included in public and school libraries, doctors' offices and clinics, and counselors' offices. They would also make excellent giveaways to pregnant teens and teen parents. Note: Your Baby's First Year: A Guide for Teenage Parents and Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey: A Guide for Pregnant Teens. Index. Illus. Photos. Biblio. VOYA Codes: 4Q 2P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885356307
Publisher:
Morning Glory Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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