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Helping Teen Moms

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While the national rate of teenage pregnancies has declined over the past two decades, the latest U.S. Department of Health & Human Services statistics show there is still a birth rate of 24.2 per 1,000 among women ages 15-19. These young mothers often struggle with the many demands and hardships of raising a child.

Here to discuss teen pregnancies and local programs to help these young mothers are Founder of Rosemary’s Babies, Rosemary Oglesby-Henry; Rosemary’s Babies’ Board Member, Trauma Specialist and Foster Care Trainer, Patricia McCollum; Program Director at Cincinnati Children’s Every Child Succeeds, Margaret Clark; and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Andrea Hamel