It seems like she's still struggling with her mental health.
Teen Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell opened up about her ongoing battle with postpartum depression and she revealed that it’s one of the main things that is holding her back from having a third child with her husband, Tyler Baltierra. She took to Twitter to vent out her frustrations.
It's so stupid that postpartum can scare you away from one of the most beautiful things in life.. 😔😔😔— Catelynn Baltierra (@CatelynnLowell) May 8, 2017
“It's so stupid that postpartum can scare you away from one of the most beautiful things in life,” the 25-year-old wrote, adding three sad face emojis.
Fans quickly sent her messages of encouragement and many of them opened up about their own struggle with PPD. One fan said she only had PPD during her first pregnancy and it did not return with her second and third ones. Another fan told her that out of her three pregnancies, she only experienced PPD with her second.
But Catelynn knows that since she had PPD with her second pregnancy — with two-year-old daughter Nova — her chances of getting it again with baby No. 3 are higher, and she admitted that that’s why she’s afraid to expand her family.
“With Nova, I thought it was severe because I struggled with anxiety already and panic attacks and depression,” she told People earlier this year. “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.”
Even though she’s afraid of getting pregnant again, that fear doesn’t stop her from having baby fever! Shortly after April Fool’s Day, Catelynn shared a photo of a sonogram which was meant to be a prank— and quickly came under fire because fans felt that she was being insensitive to women who cannot conceive. But she revealed that even though she was joking, plans for a third baby are not off the table just yet.
“I would love one soon,” she wrote on Instagram.