Kailyn Lowry, the 25-year-old star of MTV’s “Teen Mom 2,” hasn’t had an easy pregnancy.
The mother of two, who is pregnant with her third child, came under fire recently for traveling to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on vacation — places known to carry the Zika virus.
She’s also received a barrage of criticism on social media for having three children with three different men. And it turns out she never thought she was going to have a third child at all…
On Monday’s episode of “Teen Mom 2,” Lowry revealed to her ex, Jo Rivera, that she thought she was unable to carry any more children, according to People. She said:
“I was told I couldn’t carry anymore children. I was told I would have to go through fertility treatments and IVF and all kinds of things.”
Because she didn’t think she could get pregnant, Lowry and current boyfriend Chris Lopez didn’t use any form of contraception.Screenshot/MTV
But the couple was still pleased about the surprise pregnancy. Lowry said:
“Okay, from both of us, it was not planned and not prevented. He knew I wanted a baby and if it happened, it was fine.”
Lowry had previously suffered a miscarriage with former boyfriend and father of her second child, Javi Marroquin.
The loss of her baby left Lowry devastated, and brought up concerns about her current pregnancy. She told Rivera:
“So, even now I’m still nervous that I could have a miscarriage. Another one.”
The “Teen Mom 2” star also admitted that she was concerned how the public would perceive her pregnancy if she didn’t open up about it on camera:
“I’ve seen all the s— Jenelle [Evans] has gone through, with having three kids with three people.
It’s going to get out anyway so I might as well tell my story and be transparent about it, so the truth is out there and not a bunch of rumors or assumptions.”
But there’s one person she decided to keep in the dark early on in her pregnancy.
Lowry told Rivera that she wasn’t telling Marroquin about her third baby out of fear that he would “try to sell” the information.
It’s been several months since the episode was filmed, and Lowry is due to deliver a healthy third child any day now.
When a fan asked if the baby was coming last week, the “Teen Mom 2” star said she didn’t sense any “progress” even though she was ready to pop.
But it’s only a matter of days until Lowry finally gets her “miracle” baby.