Helping Teen Moms

Feb 27, 2017

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.

Local nonprofit organizations such as Rosemary’s Babies and Every Child Succeeds provide help to teenage mothers.

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