By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture. Though each young woman has taken her own personal journey since appearing on the series, they all have one thing in common: Each of them became a mom at an earlier age than most. While some of these young mothers have chosen to stay in the spotlight, others have left television for a more private life. Remember Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra's heart-wrenching decision to give their baby girl up for adoption on 16 and Pregnant? The couple is still together after more than a decade, and you will never guess what is new for their growing family.
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Have no fear, Teen Mom OG devotees! The network clued everyone in to what OG means and why it makes total sense to use it. It was a hit. The show dominated ratings for four seasons and eventually led to yet another spinoff, Teen Mom 2. But that show ended amidst real-life cast problems including spousal abuse and addiction.
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Those fears were probably misplaced. A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that shows like 16 and Pregnant actually contributed to a decline in teen births throughout the United States. Kids who watched it seem to realize that parenting is pretty difficult stuff—a shocker, we know—and while aspects of 16 and Pregnant were dramatic, the show accurately showed the challenges that young parents face while working, attending school, and trying to raise their children.
At 15, most girls are thinking about clothes, boys, and parties. But Jamie got pregnant—and now she's focused on raising her son. It was Friday morning, first period, and I was in my science class, just like a typical kid in a typical high-school science room.