Skip to main content

Prenatal Care: The Adolescent's Perspective

Buy Article:

$32.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Certified childbirth educators have the ideal preparation for prenatal education, but they likely need to enhance their approach for adolescent clients. First, young mothers in the United States are presenting with increasingly diverse backgrounds, requiring cultural awareness of childbirth educators and others who wish to effectively meet their prenatal health care and education needs. In addition, adolescents who become pregnant are an extremely vulnerable group and, therefore, require special concern. Pregnant adolescents are unique from other groups of pregnant women in all major aspects of assessment: their social environment; their personal, social, and psychological development; and their physical response. Therefore, prenatal care and childbirth education designed for the typical population are unlikely to best serve the pregnant adolescent.

Keywords: adolescent pregnancy; adolescent prenatal education

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2008

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more