Behavioral Definitions

1. Demonstrate a lack of knowledge of prenatal medical care, pregnancy, and the birthing process.

2. Exhibit a lack of emotional preparation for the pregnancy and the subsequent responsibility of child-rearing.

3. Lack insurance and financial resources to cover the cost of the pregnancy, delivery, and needs of the infant.

4. Evidence of poor nutrition and health habits that endanger the pregnancy and the normal development of the fetus.

5. Verbalize high levels of anxiety and worries about the pregnancy and birth.

6. The pregnancy is unwanted due to the parent's marital status, age, number of existing children and/or lifestyle preferences.

7. Lack communication and a unified supportive approach to the pregnancy.

8. Exhibit a reluctance to make the lifestyle changes necessary to ensure a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and responsible parenting of a newborn.

9. Emotionally and physically drained of the energy to adequately bond with and parent the newborn after a difficult pregnancy and/or delivery.

10. Lack positive support and/or suffer interference from the extended family, creating feelings of confusion, self-doubt, and resentment in the expectant couple.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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