Abstract| Volume 32, ISSUE 2, P194, April 2019

3. Are We Trauma-informed? Evaluating the Healthcare Experience of Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents in the Context of Childhood Trauma

      Childhood trauma is associated with an increased risk of adolescent pregnancy. Pregnant adolescents with a trauma history experience worse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Trauma-informed care (TIC) actively avoids re-traumatization, increases patient engagement in healthcare and improves health outcomes. Our objective was to understand the pregnancy care experiences and preferences of pregnant and parenting adolescents who are trauma survivors, including how to ask and talk about trauma.
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