Poorly-educated teenage girls are more likely to get pregnant and have an unhealthy lifestyle. A study conducted by the Wageningen UR Science Shop has shown that these girls appreciate the lessons about healthy pregnancy given in schools by midwives.
They are experts in their field, have a wealth of practical experience and young people take them seriously. It is important for young girls to know what is healthy for an expectant mother and her baby before she gets pregnant. This allows her to make well-considered decisions about matters such as taking folic acid. In this way, Wageningen UR is contributing to the quality of life in the area of social health.