16 and Pregnant
MTV's 16 and Pregnant is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant....
MTV's 16 and Pregnant is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant.
Each story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, getting (or losing) a job.
Faced with incredibly adult decisions, these girls are forced to sacrifice their teenage years and their high school experiences. But there is an optimism among them; they have the dedication to make their lives work, and to do as they see fit to provide the best for their babies.
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Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Maci is your classic overachiever: She is an "A" student, a cheerleader, on the softball and volleyball teams, very popular and opinionated. But this girl has her wild side - she loves dirt bikes and her quad-riding boyfriend, Ryan. Ryan being her first boyfriend, she never thought she would get pregnant at 16. She's started an accelerated high school so that she can graduate on time, and she continues to work at her dad's business to help pay the rent on her new apartment.
Farrah was a diehard cheerleader at the head of her pack of popular girls in high school in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She pushed her parents' limits on partying, dating, and hanging out with her friends. When she found out some unexpected news, however, thing shifted pretty fast. Discovering she was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby, she realized quickly that things were going to have to change. Suddenly, her parents were her only real support, and her former BFF's faded quickly into the gossip-filled background.
Amber is a self-declared party girl in her small town of Anderson, Indiana. She fell in love with one of her brother's best friends, Gary, and the two have been dating for 3 years. Her mom and dad don't approve of their situation, however, and things have been hard since her brother was deployed to Iraq. When Amber finds out that she's pregnant at such a young age, she and Gary decide to strike out together, with or without the family's approval.
Ebony is a teenage military brat from Colorado Springs, CO - home of the Air Force. She lives at home with her mom and spends all her time with her fiancée, Josh. They're both in the ROTC and have big dreams of getting married and joining the Air Force together after high school. But when she finds out she's pregnant, Ebony realizes how many things she's going to have to sacrifice: giving up her athletic figure, delaying graduation and trading in her uniform for maternity clothes, the baby may delay her dreams of joining the Air Force altogether.
In the quaint southern town of Rome, Georgia, Whitney considers herself the last person you'd expect to get pregnant. A wholesome girl next door, she's never been a partier like other kids at her school. She enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and spending as much time as possible with her boyfriend Weston and their dog Chumpy. She's been the only child for the past 17 years and is definitely the baby of the family. Whitney lives with her pregnant mom and her grandmother in her grandmother's house and now Weston has moved in.
From small town Michigan, 16 year-old Catelynn is the voice of reason in an otherwise hot-tempered family. She knows there's a better life to be had out there, and she's willing to sacrifice to find it. When she decides to give her baby up for adoption, she buckles down with her boyfriend Tyler, and they hold tight to their ideals, bearing the storm of disapproval that comes from their families. Thoughtful, fair, and penetratingly self-aware, Catelynn understands fully how hard it's going to be to hand her baby over.