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Date:7/2/2008

postnatal care, eating right, not smoking and not taking drugs or alcohol, and going to all pre- and post-natal visits, among other things.”

The enhancements to womenshealthchannel come at a time when teen pregnancy is in the news due to 17-year-old celebrity Jamie Lynn Spears' recent pregnancy, as well as a highly-publicized incident in Gloucester, MA, in which 17 high school students became pregnant in the course of the school year (a number more than 4 times higher than the high school's average) and rumors surfaced of an alleged pact between the teens to become pregnant simultaneously to raise their children together.

The upgrades to womenshealthchannel are designed to support pregnant teens and teen moms through information sharing. The forums and specialized blogs called 'Living with…' sections (e.g., Living with Teen Pregnancy) give pregnant teens, teen moms, and their families the chance to share tips and experiences about medical care, about the importance of good nutrition, and about what to expect when the baby is born, etc. By sharing information, teens can learn helpful tips from others who have successfully managed their pregnancies—tips they may not learn about from their existing support structures or physician consultations.

The "Living with …" sections are collections of personal stories that are submitted by browsers and are moderated, edited, and then published by womenshealthchannel staff. Readers of the stories can post responses that corroborate the information or provide an additional perspective.

“All the information on womenshealthchannel is free,
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