She’s being honest. Catelynn Lowell opened up on Monday, July 22, episode of Teen Mom OG about all the stress she went through while she was pregnant with her daughter Vaeda, and admitted that she thought about getting an abortion. She and her husband, Tyler Baltierra, were going through one of the worst periods of their marriage while she was expecting, and Cate worried about bringing another child into that situation. Scroll through the gallery below to learn more.
Catelynn, 27, and Tyler, also 27, are the proud parents of Nova and Vaeda. They also share another biological daughter, Carly, whom they placed for adoption when they were very young.
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Most of the time, the duo seems to love nothing more than being parents to their beautiful girls. Tyler in particular shares how much he loves being a dad to Nova, 4, on social media.
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For example, in March, Tyler shared that they got Nova a pony and made her “dream come true.” “Watching her face light up with pure bliss was so humbling as a father,” he wrote on Instagram. “But also made me feel so proud of raising such a loving, caring and free-spirited little girl that I am blessed to love and cherish. She felt extra special today and I live for moments like this as a Dad!”
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But the truth is, things aren’t always so blissful in Tyler and Catelynn’s household. They went through a trial separation in 2018, and it was really rough on both of them.
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To top it all off, Cate was pregnant when they were having some major marriage issues. She eventually delivered a healthy, happy little girl, but she’s not making light of how difficult the situation was for her while she was expecting.
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While it’s true that Catelynn and Tyler clearly adore their kids, Cate had a moment of doubt about whether they should even have another one the midst of their marriage trouble.
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On the July 22 episode of Teen Mom OG, the reality TV mom admitted to her producer, Kerthy, “I feel guilty for even contemplating aborting Vaeda.”
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She continued, “Is she gonna remember that? They say that when you’re pregnant, things that you go through in life, things that you say and stuff that they feel and they hear.”
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She confessed, “We were going through so much in our relationship and stuff, and I was just like, ‘Is it smart to bring a child into this world if me and him aren’t gonna be together?’”
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“And I remember talking to him about it, crying, like, ‘Maybe I should just abort this baby.’ And he was like, ‘No.’ Which I’m glad I didn’t but at the time it was like, a thought in my mind,” Catelynn added.
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Later, Tyler admitted during a date the couple went on that it “really freaked him out” when his wife brought up abortion. “I knew in my heart, I knew in my spirit, I knew in my soul — I knew that we would be together, and we’re gonna parent this baby,” he said.
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He told Cate, “Whatever happened in the womb, honey, your love and your life and giving it to her is going to outweigh anything that happened when she was brewing inside of you.”
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Despite Catelynn’s doubts during her pregnancy, she’s clearly an amazing mom to Vaeda and loving every second of having two little girls in the house.
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On May 16, she shared the tattoo she got for Vaeda and wrote on Instagram, “We made it a rainbow 🌈 since she’s our rainbow baby ❤️ it’s almost completely healed!” So cute!
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For her baby girl’s two month “birthday” in April, the reality series mama wrote, “You already have brought SO much joy to our family! We love you so much and are blessed to have you ❤️💕 #mymunchkinbutt.”
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No matter what happened during her pregnancy, Catelynn and Tyler clearly adore every minute they have with their new addition now. Plus, their marriage seems much stronger, so in the end, it all worked out for the Teen Mom family.
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What do you think of Cate’s confession? Do you appreciate her honesty? Tell us in the comments below!