Australian Teens Are Doing This Horrible Thing To Keep Their Babies Small Australian Teens Are Doing This Horrible Thing To Keep Their Babies Small
The number of teenager becoming pregnant is increasing which is somehow worrying. If you become pregnant during your teenage your health care risks in... Australian Teens Are Doing This Horrible Thing To Keep Their Babies Small

The number of teenager becoming pregnant is increasing which is somehow worrying. If you become pregnant during your teenage your health care risks in comparison to women who give birth at later age. If the baby is born the mother will be at high risk of developing pregnancy-related high blood pressure while their babies may be born prematurely or have low birth weight.

A research has revealed that teenagers in Australia are smoking in order to deliberately have smaller babies.

Why, you ask? Well, their reason is annoyingly absurd

The Australian National University conducted a 10-year study which revealed that pregnant adolescents have read from the packaging of cigarettes that smoking reduces a baby’s birth weight. That’s why these young mothers are smoking cigarettes despite of its ill effects on themselves and on the baby because they want their baby to be born small.

Pregnant Australian teens choose smoking to have smaller babies

Here are the top four reasons why smoking is an “in-thing” for pregnant Australian teens:

1. They fear the damage that childbirth will do to their vaginas

Simone Dennis, the study’s lead author, said that after hearing birth horror stories from older women who have already given birth, the young women feared to have their vaginas damaged due to childbirth.

2. They fear that their vaginas won’t look the same after giving birth

The pregnant women fear that their vaginas won’t be like how it was before pregnancy and they afraid that because of that, men will reject them for sex.

3. They fear weight gain

Most of the women fear of gaining weight and not be able to return to their original shape.

4. Being petite is considered a social advantage

As society still perceives petite women to be delicate, more feminine and more attractive, these teenagers believe that it’ll better if their daughters were born small and grow up to be petite.

Whatever might be the reason but these young women are harming their own child and their health by smoking cigarette. There are various ways to maintain and keep themselves healthy after childbirth.

Obinna Onyia

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