* Facts About *
* Teen Pregnancy *

 

Babies born to teen mothers are of higher birth weights than babies not in a
maternity home. This has significant implications regarding the amount of
money saved in medical costs.

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Young mothers who graduate from high school are much more likely to go
on to college or university.

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Young, single mothers can succeed incredibly well when they are given the
appropriate supports.

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Most maternity home clients did not plan to get pregnant.

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Many young mothers dream of having a happy family life.

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Over 90% of the clients have experienced abuse in their past.

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Very few go on to have a second child while they are still single.

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The life of a young, single mother on Family Benefits is a life of poverty.

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Most of the mothers are committed to turning their lives around, i.e. finishing school, getting a job, going off Family Benefits, and becoming a positive and effective parent.

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The children of young mothers who receive a high quality early childhood
educations program do much better than children not receiving a program.

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Pregnant young women living in a maternity home receive the best in prenatal monitoring. This results in fewer services needed in the future & fewer complications.

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Many young mothers come from youth shelters and hostels.
They have nowhere else to go.

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The majority of our young mothers initiate and sustain breast feeding.

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Investing in the families & children of today will save at least 5 times that
amount in fewer services needed in the future.

These facts are the reason.....
Lindsay's Home
...
truly is a Labour of Love!