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Middlesbrough has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales.
But one year-old from the town says getting pregnant saved her life. Robyn used to "get mortal" drunk and "end up at random parties". But when she was pregnant, she vowed to change. She stopped drinking and smoking marijuana, saying: "I used to be pretty crazy.
Being pregnant has calmed me down. Teen births have been falling nationally but rising in Middlesbrough.
Robyn's mother Shelly recalls one night when the police arrived at the house - yet again. She was Robyn added: "When I met my boyfriend and got pregnant I realised that that couldn't happen any more.
Shelly said: "Robyn is actually the fourth generation of teen mams in our family. In Middlesbrough, there were The next highest rate was in St Helens in Merseyside with Teenage pregnancy is linked to fewer life chances - a higher risk of the child and the parent living in poverty, an increased risk of infant mortality and a higher chance of the mother experiencing mental health problems. It is more then 15 years since the government launched its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy in response to England having one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Western Europe.
But in Middlesbrough over the two years from to it jumped from Megan, who is also from Middlesbrough, was 17 when she learned she was 23 weeks pregnant with her baby boy. I'm lucky - my family are supportive. Durham University's professor of sociology Dr Kimberly Jamie said: "We need to stop accepting the middle-class life trajectory as Ebony teen middlesbrough 'right' way for young people, especially women, to live their lives. This story was created as part of We Are Middlesbrough - a BBC project with people of the town to tell the stories that matter to them.
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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story