In 16 and Pregnant, they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of their first year of motherhood. Each episode interweaves these stories revealing the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating, starting college, job and moving out to create their own families.
Midwestern Teen Mom Amber was a typical teen who loved to party. But once she started dating her first real boyfriend Gary at 16-years-old, she quickly found herself pregnant and her life just as quickly unraveled under the overwhelming responsibility that came with parenting her daughter Leah. The couple tried to stay together, but when arguments between the two became physical, Child Protective Services stepped in and Amber was charged with domestic abuse, placed on probation, and the relationship between Amber and Gary fell apart. Turning to prescription medication to help manage her severe anxiety and depression became a potentially fatal addiction. After jails and rehabs, Amber made the decision to opt out of her drug court probation and serve a five year prison sentence, hoping it was what she needed to save her life. Amber didn’t let her time behind bars go to waste and worked hard to get her GED as well as take part in a sober living program and was ultimately let out on early release. Now she’s back on the outside rebuilding her life from the ground up and getting to know her five-year-old daughter, Leah, for the first time newly sober. With Gary retaining full custody of Leah, Amber must learn to co-parent in a situation where Gary has all the power. While Amber hoped that she and Gary could be a family again someday, Gary has moved on with new girlfriend Kristina and when Gary tells Amber that Kristina is pregnant, Amber closes the chapter on her and Gary’s future for good. Diving head first into the dating world, Amber accepts an engagement proposal from a much older man, but while she feels good about the relationship, her family questions his real intentions.
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