Ever since news leaked that Mackenzie Douthit is pregnant with baby number two, the Teen Mom 3 star has been fielding a lot of criticism. She isn't even 19! And her second pregnancy came before she and Josh McKee even got married!
Why would a girl who fought a hard fight with her mom to get herself on birth control to prevent a second pregnancy make a move so many are calling dumb? She's finally given the world an answer ... and, well, it's interesting.
Challenged on Twitter about baby number two, Mackenzie challenged her critics right back:
If a doctor told you your body would no longer be able to have babies after the age 21. And your married and 19. What would you do?
Well, when you put it that way ...
I can't say that the doctor's order to Mackenzie really makes that much sense to me. Generally practitioners don't begin putting an age limit on procreation until women are much older than the Teen Mom. She's 19, not 39.
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But Mackenzie does have health problems, including type one diabetes, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that her doctor might have told her that she may have limitations on childbearing. It happens to women all the time.
The question is what would you do? If a doctor did tell you that you didn't have that much time left to have a baby, and you really wanted one?
Would you start going at it like rabbits just to make it happen, just to make sure that the opportunity doesn't pass you by?
Fellow Teen Mom 3 star Briana DeJesus joked that Mackenzie should "have sex til ur vagina explodes."
And, well, I get it. I'm a one and done mom here, and I feel so strongly that one is right for my family that I can understand how a woman might feel that she NEEDS two or three or whatever number seems "right" for her family. Sometimes you just "know" deep down what is right for you, and you do what you have to do to make it happen.
What do you think of Mackenzie's explanation? What would you do in her shoes?
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