Teen Mom's Catelynn Lowell revisits her first pregnancy in 'What Would You Do?'
Catelynn admits that a scenario on the show made her recollect what had happened with her when she was 16 and trying to raise a child.
Catelynn Lowell revisits her pregnancy and the tough choices she had to make as a pregnant teenager in the latest episode of 'What Would You Do?' Catelynn first made her appearance on television while appearing on MTV’s '16 and Pregnant' in which she and her then-boyfriend, Tyler Baltierra make the tough decision of giving up their daughter, Carly up for adoption in 2009.
In an upcoming episode of ABC’s 'What Would You Do?' with host John Quiñones Catelynn accompanies him as she watches the behind the scene of a pregnant teen who happens to have a conversation with her parents in which she suggests she wants to raise the child by herself, as reported by People.
“There’s no good way for me to say this. I want to keep the baby,” the actress who plays the pregnant teen tells the actors who are playing her parents while all of them are seated in a restaurant. Meanwhile, everyone else in the restaurant is overhearing the conversation. “Wait, what? We’ve agreed on adoption,” one of the actors says. During this, a lady who was sitting nearby weighs in with her honest opinion.
“At 16, it’s hard to raise a child," she tells the teen. Later in the episode, Catelynn admits that the scenario made her recollect what had happened with her. She also spoke to the women who gave advice to the teen and said, "It’s just so amazing. It honestly made me tear up. I’m getting all emotional.”
Catelynn and Tyler have often expressed the emotional journey they have had throughout the years after they placed Carly up for adoption. On MTV’s 'Teen Mom OG', the pair has also spoken about their fear of missing out on the childhood of their first daughter. In January, Catelynn and Tyler reunited with Carly. Even though the two did not document the meeting on the show, they took to Instagram and shared a couple of photos they had taken then.
The pair shared a picture of the family hanging out at the park and of Carly helping Tyler and Catelynn's second child Novalee Reign help drink from the water fountain. Catelynn also noted how tall Carly was. A day after the meeting, an MTV producer asked Tyler, “How was Catelynn last night?” to which he responded, “She was bawling her eyes out.”
He continued, “She was saying after raising Nova, she’s actually feeling that love you have for your kid, and after seeing [Carly and Nova] together she said it was really hard [to leave Carly]. She said it just sucks — it sucks that we were so young, and it sucks that our parents sucked. We were little kids.” But things seemed to calm down after Tyler turned to Catelynn and said, “Thank God we got each other, right?” to which she responded, “yeah.”