Teens experiencing their second pregnancies are more likely to postpone initial clinic visits and visit clinics less frequently than during first pregnancies, the March 17 Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Although the second children have marginally higher birth weights than the first, mothers who had preterm deliveries or growth retardation during their first pregnancies are three times as likely to have repeat problems as those who experienced normal pregnancies and deliveries.

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