Teen pregnancy may carry higher risk of premature birth

06/12/2013 | DailyRx.com

Pregnant women aged 17 and younger face a higher risk of premature birth, while those aged 40 and older are more likely to have a cesarean-section delivery and have babies admitted to neonatal intensive care units, a study showed. Older women were more prone to obesity and underlying conditions, while their younger counterparts were more likely to smoke while pregnant and be underweight. The findings appear in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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