Pregnancy and Parenting

Teenage pregnancy is generally defined as a pregnancy in a woman who is 19 years of age or under (1).

Pregnancy is not always a time for glowing. Some women experience an increase in unusual symptoms during this time.

This booklet has been produced for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums, aunties and nanas by Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc.

Question: I recently discovered that my 15 year old daughter was on the Pill. She told me that our family doctor prescribed it to her. Are doctors allowed to do this, treat minors without a parent's consent?

Whether travelling for work, a destination wedding or a babymoon, pregnant women should consider these factors before packing their bags.