Rapid Repeat Birth: Intersections Between Meaning-Making and Situational Support Among Multiparous Adolescent Mothers.

Reddy, Julia.

Mistry, Jayanthi.

Jacobs, Francine Helene.


  • This study examined interpretations of motherhood among adolescents who have experienced rapid repeat births (second births within 24 months of the primiparous birth) Analyses of participants' descriptions of their transitions to motherhood indicate four modal narratives that vary along two axes: the adoption of a motherhood identity, and the nature (or stability) of relational support available. ... read more
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  • Reddy, J., Misty, J., Jacobs, F. Rapid repeat birth: Intersections between meaning-making and situational support among multiparous adolescent mothers. Journal of Adolescent Research. Prepublished December 29, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558416684956.
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