So I'll just cut to the chase here: Apparently Teen Mom's Maci Bookout lost all her baby weight in just two weeks. Jaw drop! Is it true? I don't know -- probably, more or less? That's what her Facebook fan page says. Jeebus! So much for "nine months to put it on, nine months to take it off."
I mean, Maci was just 16 when she had Bentley. And this is the same young lady who laments that she's "too skinny" (cough, humblebrag, cough). So how much of that two-week weight-loss is due to her roadrunner metabolism and how much of it is due to just dang youth?
If I had to guess, I'd say it's a combination of both. There are heavier teens who get pregnant and have a hard time taking off the extra pregnancy weight. And there are super-skinny adults who lose the weight quickly, too -- and may have lost the weight even faster if they'd been teenagers. We all know the average woman's metabolism starts to slow down in our mid-30s.
On the flip side, teen pregnancies are at a higher risk for complications and health issues. These younger moms tend to get less prenatal care and are at higher risk for high blood pressure, for having a low-birth-weight baby, and for ending up with postpartum depression.
So that quick weight loss for some teen moms doesn't necessarily mean great health. It doesn't mean ill health, either. It just is. I hope there aren't any pregnant teens or teen moms out there comparing themselves with Maci because one thing is for sure: That rapid post-pregnancy weight loss is extremely unusual for anyone.
Do you think teens lose the baby weight faster than adult moms do?
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