‘Unexpected: Baby Bumps’ season 3: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the show on teen pregnancies
If you miss watching MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant’, then you’ll love TLC’s latest offering ‘Unexpected: Baby Bumps’ which is back with season 3. The show will follow the lives of six young couples (usually in their teens), who are preparing to welcome their bundle of joy amidst drama and tensions.
'Unexpected: Baby Bumps', returns to TLC GO on July 28 with a 5-episode third season.
'Unexpected: Baby Bumps' is TLC's attempt to give a raw, unfiltered view on teenage pregnancies. The series explores the lives of teenagers who have gotten pregnant and their preparation to have their child. TLC summarizes this show as an, "Eye-opening show that takes a raw look at several teenage couples’ journeys through parenthood, and the responsibilities that fall upon each family as they struggle to raise multiple generations, oftentimes under the same roof. Not every family member sees eye to eye with the teens when it comes to child-rearing, and tension is inevitable when roles become blurred." As these teens transition from proms, to baby showers, to delivery rooms, their families stick by their side every step of the way, guiding them through heartbreak and helplessness, to hope.
The show will feature five couples of which two return from earlier seasons - McKayla, 18, and Caelan, 20, who are expecting their second child. Chloe, 17, and Max, 19, are also returning and adjusting to life as first-time parents as they try to maintain their relationship, despite Chloe’s parents' disapproval.
The show will feature four new couples: Hailey, 16, and Matthew, 16; Rilah, 17, and Anthony, 18; Tyra, 18, and Alex, 18; and Tyra’s younger sister Tiarra, 16, who just gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Dee, 18.
The trailer hasn't been released yet, keep watching this space for further updates.
TLC is partnering with Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, to help viewers use UNEXPECTED as a way to spark meaningful conversations on unplanned pregnancies. There have been a historic decline in teen pregnancy and meaningful dip in unplanned pregnancy over the past two decades, according to Power to Decide. However, progress doesn't mean victory: nearly one in four girls will get pregnant by age 20, and children of teen moms are more likely to become teen parents themselves. Based on themes covered in the show, Power to Decide is creating discussion-starters, information and tips for young people and their parents, mentors and allies to jump-start open conversations and ensure all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child.
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