Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case Study Volume 5 Issue 3

The Experience of Being an Adolescent Mother of a High-Risk Newborn: Case Study

Jiménez-Quiroz Rosalía1*, Toriz-Colín1, María Fernanda1, Conde-Reyes María de la Paz1, Martínez de Roque Diana Cristina1, Palencia-Romero Angélica2, Ibarra Reyes Ma Del Pilar3, Castro-Soto Laura4 and Guido-Campuzano Martina Angélica5

1Psychology, Pediatric Follow-up, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico
2Treating Physician, La Salle University Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
3Neuromotor Stimulation, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico
4Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Woman’s Hospital, Mexico
5Neonatology, Pediatric Follow-up, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico

*Corresponding Author: Jiménez-Quiroz Rosalía, Psychology, Pediatric Follow-up, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico.

Received: January 03, 2023; Published: February 25, 2023


Teenage pregnancy is considered a public health issue with high social impact. Mexico has the highest rates, ranking first place in the world. The implications on the lives of these women are diverse, affecting different areas of life.

Objective: to learn about the experience of being an adolescent mother of a high-risk newborn.

Methods: qualitative, descriptive, exploratory single case study with a categorical and phenomenological analytical strategy. The participant is a 20 year-old woman who became mother of twins at 17 years of age. A semi-structured interview was conducted and informed consent was obtained. The analysis consisted of the transcription and incoding of information. According to this the following analytical categories were obtained: perception of adolescent maternity, personal, familiar and social consequences, emotional sequelae, parenting and resignification of life.

Conclusion: Adolescent mothers experience significant personal, social and family consequences upon motherhood. Further investigation is necessary regarding personal experiences in this population, in order to delve deeper into this problem. This will contribute to identifying modifications, meanings and guidelines that allow these mothers adapt to the conditions they are subjected to. Furthermore, this acknowledges the importance of support networks (in this case the family) for the restructuring and functioning of socioemotional development of the mother as well as her child.

Keywords: Teenage Mother; Teenage Pregnancy; High Risk Birth


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Citation: Jiménez-Quiroz Rosalía., et al. “The Experience of Being an Adolescent Mother of a High-Risk Newborn: Case Study". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.3 (2023): 54-59.


Copyright: © 2022 Jiménez-Quiroz Rosalía., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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