teen pregnancy

Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) / FLICKR.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Parenthood isn't easy, but teen parenthood comes with a unique set of issues. Antoinette Hoard, Early Head Start director at the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, says that teen parents can go on to live productive lives after giving birth and the Children's Coalition is a community resource that can help.

On the impact of teen pregnancy on early childhood development and the effects that teen pregnancy could have on the growth and development of babies

Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) / FLICKR.com (CC BY-SA 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Although teen pregnancy rates are declining, Louisiana still ranks 44th in the nation. Parishes in Northeast Louisiana are among the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state.  Linda Hunt, nurse clinical case manager for AETNA Better Health, discusses common misconceptions about teen mothers and how they can manage their health throughout their pregnancies. 

On the changes in teen pregnancy data in Louisiana and potential health risks