Competitive bumps, joint baby showers and non-stop tears: Meet the mothers and daughters going through pregnancy at the SAME TIME
14:27 GMT, 25 July 2012
An upcoming TV special tells the stories of two teenage girls who are pregnant at the same time as their mothers.
My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I, a new show on TLC, follows the Phillips family from South Carolina and the Forbes family from Oklahoma.
Liz Forbes, 17, is pregnant
to her boyfriend of almost three years and her mother Ann, 37, is
expecting her third child.
Similar: An upcoming TLC special titled My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I tells the story of Liz (right) and her mother Ann (left), who are both pregnant at the same time. One other family is also followed in the show
Meanwhile, Kristen Phillips, 17, tells
of how she accidentally fell pregnant to her boyfriend of two years and
five months at the same time as her mother, Melissa, 40, is pregnant
with her eighth child.
The network's synopsis on the show describes it as 'a captivating look inside two families as
they struggle to deal with two generations of women sharing this life
changing experience together… as their bellies grow, so does the tension'.
The Forbes have a far sunnier outlook on their unusual situation compared to the Phillips.
Ann recently lost her job, the pair are seen shopping for baby
goods together as they grow even more excited about the two new
Support: Ann (right) is 'thrilled' for her daughter Liz (left) as well as the prospect of becoming a grandmother
The mother says: 'A lot of people, they're like, “you're happy about your daughter being
pregnant at her age” and I'm like, yes! When I got pregnant at 18, I was a
little shocked but I was thrilled.
'I'm actually thrilled to be a grandma'.
Stress eventually arrives in the form of Ann's ex-husband, Jim.
pair are seen battling over rights to their unborn child as Ann's teen
daughter discusses moving out of her boyfriend Chris's mother's home in
order to build their own family home.
'A lot of people, they're like, “you're happy about your daughter being
pregnant at her age” and I'm like, yes!'
Meanwhile, tension over at the Phillips' residence is reaching breaking point.
Melissa tells the camera:
'I just never thought her [Kristen]. She's a cheerleader and honour
roll [student], I never thought she was having sex'.
Despite the duo organising a joint baby shower, the mother adds that her daughter's pregnancy was hard to accept.
'She knew she was brought up in a Christian home and you can give them
all sorts of books…,' she says before pausing. 'Sometimes they don't always make the right
The teens admits that her news doesn't sit quite right with her also.
'Some people, when they look at me, they judge me,' she tells her mother. 'I'm not going to lie, I used to do the same thing'.
Young: Liz gives birth to a baby boy, Tyson, who she has long been excited about meeting
Overjoyed: Ann is seen giving birth to a baby girl, not long after her daughter gives birth to a little boy
Derek, Kristen's boyfriend and the
father of her child, admits that the prospect of becoming a father at
such a young age is 'scary'.
'It makes you feel like you're growing but you're not', he says.
Kristen says: 'Me and my mom, we don't really talk about our pregnancies. She'll talk
about her's but I won't sit there and talk about mine because I know
she's still not over the fact that I am pregnant.'
Jason, the teen's 37-year-old stepfather, is also upset over the situation.
'As a parent, you try to keep them from situations but you can't be there all the time,' he says.
My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I airs on TLC on August 1 at 10pm EST.