Three '16 and Pregnant' moms pregnant again

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Registered: 10-31-2001
Three '16 and Pregnant' moms pregnant again
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 12:50pm

Three girls featured on the popular docu-series “16 and Pregnant” are currently pregnant again. Ebony Jackson-Rendon, who appeared on the show’s first season, Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant of season two, and Kristina Head, whose heartbreaking story about the accidental death of her baby’s father served as the fourth season’s finale, are all expecting a second child by early next year.

Are you surprised that some of the girls are pregnant again?

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A couple of those girls, it doesn't surprise me.  I will say, I let my daughter watch the show.  She turned to me one night and said "if this isn't good birth control, I don't know what isn't"!  Shocked me!  But I'm glad she watches and saw what those girls went thru and had to give up.  She says she is not about to give up her dream she has wanted since she was 3 yrs old.  I do agree with you all about the glamourizing of the show.  But I still like it.

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I've always has sort of mixed feeling about that show. On one hand, I think seeing the difficulties they face as teen moms can be an eye-opening experience for some girls, but at the same time, there's always the other group that sees only the "glamour" of being on television. I've known a few moms of teens who watched the show with their daughters and it helped them open disucssions on abstenience and safe sex, but not everyone does that.

Am I surprised that some of the girls ended up pregnant again? Not really; I guess I'm more surprised that there haven't been more. I just saw too many who were still holding on to hope that their baby would revive their relationship with their baby daddies.