Amber Portwood Makes a Bittersweet Confession About Expanding Her Family

Amber Portwood

Amber Portwood has definitely come a long way over the past few years, and she recently learned something important about coping with her mental illness. According to Leah's mom herself, Amber can't have children on her new medication, but fortunately, she seems totally okay with it. 


In a new clip from next week's episode of Teen Mom OG, Amber announces that she's been re-diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her doctors have found a combination of three medications that will help her manage it.

There's a catch, though -- these meds would be super dangerous for a growing fetus, which means she can't get pregnant while she's on them. And as Amber tells it, getting off those meds would be really bad for her mental health.

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So does this mean babies are off the table for Amber and Matt in the future? For now, it sounds like it, but who knows what could happen down the line? Matt even mentioned something about how it's not the right choice "right now," so it could be possible that they could give Leah a little sister or brother at some point.

But all baby talk aside, it sounds like Amber is really doing much better these days, and we're so happy to hear it. it's awesome that she's found something that works for her and that she's feeling healthy these days. After everything she's been through, she (and Leah) deserves it! 

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