326 babies born to teen mothers in first quarter 2015


new-born-baby-hand[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) says for the first quarter of 2015, it successfully delivered 1,467 babies; however 326 of those babies were delivered to teen mothers aged 14-19.

The first quarter of 2015 also saw an increase in teenage deliveries compared to last year which saw 282 babies born to teenage mothers.

The GPHC in a press statement noted that “in total the health care institution delivered 1492 babies, however 25 of those babies were still births. Out of the 1492 deliveries 326 were born to teenage mothers ranging from under 14 to 19 years old.”

It was noted that during the first quarter of 2015, the hospital saw an increase in deliveries compared to the same period last year.

“During, the first quarter of 2014 the hospital successfully delivered 1299 babies. In total the hospital delivered 1325 babies during this period, but 26 were still births. Deliveries in January 2015 surpassed the other months with a total of 565 babies being delivered. January 2014, which also had the highest amount of deliveries for the first quarter of the year, saw a total of 485 babies being delivered,” the statement reported.



  1. Each baby is a Blessing; but there is something terribly wrong in Guyana’s society that has no outlet for young women and young men to keep their attention focused on a future.


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