'Teen Mom 3' Mackenzie Douthit Is Pregnant With Baby Number 2

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Mackenzie DouthitTeen Mom 3's Mackenzie Douthit hasn't even had her show premiere yet (it starts August 26) and she is ALREADY making major headlines. It turns out, she is pregnant with baby number two AND she is married to Joshua McKee, the father of her first baby Gannon.

Douthit confirmed on both Facebook and Twitter that she is 12 weeks along with baby number two, and while that is very exciting, there could also be some complications. Douthit suffers from Type 1 diabetes. It used to be called juvenile diabetes, and it's so bad that her doctors actually initially wanted her to abort Gannon. When he was born four weeks early, he was already close to 10 pounds. So what does that mean for pregnancy number two?

It likely means a lot of monitoring. Douthit has said in the past that she had to have ultrasounds three times a week with Gannon to measure him and make sure he wasn't getting too big. Some may judge her for getting pregnant again so quickly given the danger and her age (she is 18), but maybe it's the best thing.

As someone who was pregnant at 28 for the first and at 35 for the third, I can attest to the fact that pregnancy gets harder as you age. By getting her pregnancies out of the way earlier, she might be saving her body from a lot of pain later. On the other hand, pregnancy can be very hard on the body and she is young and resilient now, but she won't be forever. Is this going to take its toll?

If I were her mom, I know I would be very concerned about her.

For now, I am sure her doctors are monitoring her carefully and she has clearly decided to go forward with the pregnancy given her Facebook status:

And yes. For everyone wondering, im 12 weeks pregnant....Time to tell the truth.

It's time to be happy for her. And who knows, this could be educational from the show's perspective. Seeing a woman struggle like this with her pregnancy will definitely make for some learning experiences.

Mackenzie is going to have to be extra careful with how she eats and how she takes care of herself this pregnancy. It's no joke. It's also going to be hard on her body given how recent her last pregnancy was. There are no cakes and no cookies for her. Still, she knows how to do this. She has done it once.

Let's just hope she takes good care of herself. Congratulations to the couple.

Do you think this is dangerous?

 

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since... sincerelyjessxo

Didn't she just say like a week ago that she wished she hadn't ever gotten pregnant with her first child? Now she's pregnant with number 2 at 18. I'm not trying to judge here but if you say you wished you hadn't had one baby don't you think she'd be more careful not to get pregnant with another..

peanu... peanutsmommy1

"It is time to be happy for her"


FOR REAL??

Spooky80 Spooky80

Well at least she was honest and confirmed it herself unlike kailyn who is 6-7 months along and still hasn't confirmed it herself and never ever keeps her fans updated, all kailyn cares about is her big fancy wedding

kaybe... kaybear123

How about no? I will not be happy for this 18yr old on her second child when her first one is probably not even a year.

nonmember avatar Rebe

OMG!! you think she had learn her lesson..
Man she should of kept her legs closed..
My Gosh!!

--emi... --emilyy--

yayy Kenzie!!! she's an amazing mom. for all of yall who dont know her, quit judging. nobody is forcing her to keep this baby but she wants to because it's the right thing and she has her hubby on board. so yall haters need to quit because she's a great mommy!!!!

nonmember avatar Dani

I'm a type 1 diabetic also I have a 17 month old daughter and another one on the way I have been diabetic since I was 8 years old I am now 25 it is hard work to actually stay pregnant for a diabetic but in any diabetics case if you have a healthy baby you have done an amazing job

So what she is 18 diabetics body's are deteriorating so fast and the disease will kill us one day to for us to have our baby's young is the best thing for our body's and our baby's in the long run unless you have Diabeties and or know what your talking about font judge her who gives you the right to judge this girl on most proberly the best thing she could do for her family and herself its extremely hard to be pregnant with Diabeties as I'm sue it is with any high risk pregnancy but while we stress constantly over the what ifs let her enjoy and think positive about her future because when you have Diabeties you never know what's and when could happen to your life next

I think she would be a wonderful woman and I support her here from Australia

Della Uselton

Congratulations to the teen mom

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