It is important to remember that a pregnant and parenting teenager may need extra emotional, medical, and academic support. Young parents often encounter unique challenges, so having access to support resources and assistance is crucial. Education is a major part of raising a healthy baby, and there are educational classes out there designed for young parents.
At Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus, there is a program called Start Right. Melanie Ward, RN and Director of Women Services at Jordan Valley runs the program that is designed to support and nurture teen mothers (ages 19 and younger) through pregnancy in order to promote a more positive outcome for both mother and baby.
Teen pregnancy support services include:
- Free pregnancy testing
- Financial counseling
- Compassionate maternity care
- Free classes and education programs
- Having a healthy pregnancy
- Parent of a teen
- Child birth preparation
- Now you’re a mom
- Counseling services
- Adoption program
Teens may enroll in this program on their own initiative or through the referral of a doctor or local community health program.
To learn more or if you’re interested in registering for this program, please contact:
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