It's definitely been hard for Catelynn Lowell to bounce back into a normal routine after giving birth to her daughter, Novalee, back in January 2015 — and the Teen Mom OG star revealed that while she and Ty would like to expand their family next year, she worries about the toll it will take on her mental health.
Cate first shared their plans to try for baby No. 3 next year in a video interview with People.
“I’ve definitely been thinking about it and that’s the one thing that’s holding me back, honestly. Especially because they say if you’ve had postpartum once, you have a higher chance of getting it with your next,” she told the outlet in a separate interview. “With Nova, I thought it was severe because I struggled with anxiety already and panic attacks and depression. So that is definitely the thing that scares me the most. I want to have a big family and have a lot of kids, but it’s scary. It’s definitely scary.”
However, Cate told the outlet that she does have a plan of action just in case it happens again.
“I told my mom if that ever happens again, my strategy is going to be to tell her I need her help and that I need her to come here and help me. I would want her to come here and spend the night,” the reality star explained. "People used to dog on me bad, but I don’t think people understood the fact that my panic attacks are paralytic panic attacks, which is where I can not think, I can not function or move or hear any noises. I just sit in a ball and cry. It’s weird, but I cannot function.”
The longtime couple teased adding a new addition to their family recently, but they came under fire for sharing a fake "insensitive" pregnancy announcement.
We hope this year of waiting for Nova's sibling goes by fast!