Pregnant Teenagers as a Vulnerable Population At risk mothers and infants-of-concern have been considered a vulnerable population since teen pregnancy was identified as a pandemic in the 1990s. These teenage mothers are at risk for pregnancy complications, low birth weight babies, and increased rates of infant mortality. However, the more ominous risk is that of poverty and the associated vulnerabilities that accompany living below the poverty level. The paper will discuss the demographic data regarding teen pregnancy, the social stigma attached to teen pregnancy and the economic impact to the teen and to society. A case study is examined to illustrate possible approaches to care and personal reflections of the author will be shared regarding issues of teenage pregnancy.
Almost none of these babies have normal brain development. Infants and children with fetal alcohol syndrome have many different problems, which can be difficult to manage. Children do best if they are diagnosed early and referred to a team of health care providers who can work on educational and behavioral strategies that fit the child's needs. CDC studies have shown that 0.2 to 1.5 cases of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) occur for every 1,000 live births in certain areas of the United States. Fetal Alcohol Effects (a less severe set of alcohol-related abnormalities) is estimated to occur in 3-5 live births per every 1,000 in the United States each year.
The health professionals have only addressed the physical injuires that have resulted from her insulin shock, and not the main problem of educating her on how to stop this from occurring again. Therefore, physiotherapists and dieticians should discuss and check her health condition before she left the rehab centre. Further, Jenny`s living situation should also be considered. Clients and their family and carers may be invited to additional meetings to share the team`s knowledge and plan for future management (Portsmouth, Coyle & Trede, 2008, p231). such as, alter her living condition to place her in a safer environment.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by: Rumneet Pawar Fetal Alcohol Syndrome also known as FAS, is a mental and physical birth defect that is caused when a women is drinking during pregnancy. When a pregnant women is drinking beer, wine, or mixed drinks her child is consuming it aswell. The effects of FAS include brain damage, facial features are abnormal, and growth deficits. These include heart, liver, and kidney problems or even failures sometimes. They might even develop vision and hearing problems.
The patients who were mentally impaired before transplantation realized no change in neurocognitive function 1 year later. These results suggest that liver transplantation may be an effective treatment for classic MSUD; while it may arrest brain damage, it will not reverse it. However, consider the risks and potential long-term complications of liver transplantation in contrast to the beneficial low-risk dietary therapy that has equally good
The Developmental Issues on Children in the Foster Care System The foster care system is the system where children go when their parents are unable to take care of them. In the foster care system, children are placed by trained professionals who are licensed adults that provide substitute parental care when the parents are away. Research states that the number of children in the foster care system was 513,000, a decline of about 10% from 2000 (Bigner, 2011). Children that are placed in foster care have suspiciously high rates of physical, developmental, and mental health problems and often have many unmet medical and mental health care needs. A greater number of young children with complicated, serious physical health, mental health, or developmental problems are entering foster care during the early years when brain growth is most active.
The Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Cathleen Braxton Liberty University COUN 502 Human Growth and Development May 8, 2012 Abstract Prenatal alcohol exposure is known to cause many neurological, developmental, and behavioral problems in children. This paper focuses on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the fetus during each trimester. Research suggests that prenatal alcohol exposure is the most damaging during the first and last trimester of pregnancy. The author examines the timing and frequency of alcohol consumption in relation to its effects on the fetus ranging from mild to severe. The author discusses many aspects regarding the development of important organs and functions throughout the
FASD is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial impairments that result from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), (for review, see Benz et al., 2009) The consequences of PAE and its effects and the development of FASD encompass disorders such as alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorder and alcohol-related birth defects. Recognition of these facts, FASD risks factors and the evidence that consuming alcohol while pregnant and the problems posed to an unborn child should be the first line of defense in implementing interventions in hopes of eliminating alcohol consumption in pregnant women. Prenatal Care and
Depression among Native American and Asian Adolescent Mothers Chioma Anyiam Texas Southern University Depression among Native American and Asian Adolescent Mothers Postpartum depression is a disorder that occurs in women after the birth of their babies. Some of the symptoms that characterize postpartum depression are anxiety or panic attacks, feelings of sadness or extreme crying, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating and remembering (NIMH, 2010). According to the National Institute of Health (NIMH, 2010), about 10 to 15% of women experience postpartum depression from a month to a year. An exact percentage of teens that endure postpartum depression could not be identified. The Center for Disease Control
The risk of autism relates to several prenatal risk factors, which includes advanced age in parents, bleeding, diabetes, and use of psychiatric medication in the mother during pregnancy. Autistic children need to improve the functional communication, control tantrum, and regulate odd behavior. However, they support from the government, nonprofit organizations, and families.