Teenage Pregnancy Informative Speech Sample Outline

Teenage Pregnancy Informative Speech Sample Outline

Teenage Pregnancy Informative Speech Outline


  1. Attention Getter: Teenage pregnancy is regularly described as a pregnancy in girls and women aged thirteen to nineteen years. However, the academic and government establishments classically measure and account for the adolescent birth rate founded on the number of live childbirths per 1000 teenage girls aged fifteen to nineteen years annually.
  2. Background and Audience Relevance: Teenage pregnancy is likely to cause higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation for the females involved. Further, teenage mothers experience added stress associated with childcare, sleepless nights, endeavors to complete studies, and making doctor’s schedules.
  3. Preview of Main Points: I will discuss baby blues, depression, and postpartum depression as risk factors for teenage pregnancies and birth.
  4. Speaker Credibility: My sister has experienced depressive symptoms, guilts, shame, and psychological health conditions resulting from teenage pregnancy. This prompted me to research and categorize steps to alleviate such effects.
  5. Thesis: During this speech, I will outline how teenage pregnancies cause psychological health challenges to these young mothers, and how the society can intervene to alleviate further suffering.

Transition to the first main point:

  1. Main Point 1: On giving birth, teenage mothers experience baby blues ranging from trouble eating, mood swings, sadness, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping (Govender, 2019).
  2. Subpoint A: Challenges in eating and sleeping result in the mother’s low production of milk. As a result, the infant has little to feed on, and difficulties in mother-child link and breastfeeding emerge.
  3. Subpoint B: Sadness, mood swings, and anxiety may result in child negligence and abuse. Some teenage mothers end up underfeeding their babies and neglecting them, especially those who lack support from their family members. Other complications that may arise during pregnancy include premature delivery, newborn complications, and low birth weight (Saha, 2020).

Transition (signpost, review, preview): Next, I will discuss depression as a risk factor for teenage mothers.

  1. Main Point 2: Depression is a risk factor associated with being a teen mother, especially if a teenager encounters complications. A history of child abuse and partial or inadequate social networks are likely to cause depression for teenage mums (Xavier, Benoit & Brown, 2018).
  2. Subpoint A: Teenage mums with a history of negligence and abuse might recycle the same habits. Such mothers have low-self-esteem and have challenges forming relationships with others, adding to the difficulties that result from being teenage mothers.
  3. Subpoint B: Inadequate social networks limit teenage moms from freely socializing with their peers and friends and expressing their pressing issues on new motherhood. This ultimately results in depression.

Transition (signpost, review, preview): Lastly, I will examine how postpartum depression affects teenage mothers.

  1. Main Point 3: postpartum depression, which includes significant and severe symptoms such as overwhelming fatigue, baby bonding challenges, feeling worthless, and panic attacks, is also common among teenage mothers (Hymans & Girard, 2019).
  2. Subpoint A: challenges bonding with a baby develop when a teenage mother dislikes the baby for some reason and the choices made along the way.
  3. Subpoint B: Overwhelming fatigue results from difficulties in sleeping and eating. This results in baby negligence through underfeeding, minimal baths, and diaper changes.

Transition and signal closing: Prenatal and postnatal nursing of pregnant teenagers, provision of essential education and support, positively impact a child’s health.

  1. Conclusion: Conclusively, teenage pregnancy is a common public health concern for the child and mother, and encompass the social, emotional, and health status of the mother and the child.
  2. Memorable closer: Health experts and the society at large should play an active role in alleviating suffering among teenage mothers and their newborns.
  3. Restate thesis: As a result of the increasing psychological health conditions from teenage pregnancy, the issue has become a substantial health concern in numerous countries, more so in developing and underdeveloped countries.
  4. Review main points: Teenage mothers are at higher risks of experiencing blues, depression, and postpartum depression.


  • Govender, D. (2019). Teenage pregnancy and mental health. Mental Health Matters, 6(4), 28-30. https://hdl.han
  • Hymas, R. & Girard, L-C. (2019). Predicting postpartum depression among adolescent mothers: A systematic review of risk. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246(), 873–885. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.041 dle.net/10520/EJC-18ef6deea4
  • Saha, T. (2020). Teenage pregnancy—how much the women are aware of it?. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 7(11), 4851-4859. https://ejmcm.com/issue_70_132_Volume+7%2C+Issue+11%2C+Autumn+2020.html
  • Xavier, C., Benoit, A., & Brown, H. K. (2018). Teenage pregnancy and mental health beyond the postpartum period: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 72(6), 451-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209923