On last week’s episode of Teen Mom 2, Lowry showcased her shock of being pregnant yet again — revealing she had yet to tell her three sons, Isaac, 10, Lincoln, 6, and Lux, 3, that they were going to be big brothers. Lowry shares Isaac with ex Jo Rivera, Lincoln with ex Javi Marroquin, and Lux and Creed with ex Chris Lopez.
“I still don’t believe that I’m pregnant,” Lowry shared in the episode. “I did consider abortion. I went to my abortion appointment but I had the ultrasound. I was just like, ‘I need to see the ultrasound to see if I connect with this baby.’ “
After seeing her baby move around in the ultrasound, Lowry decided against having an abortion. “At that point, I just decided that abortion wasn’t for me,” she said.
Lowry broke down on camera, saying: “It’s kind of been like a weird time. I truly can’t picture it. I never felt this way about a pregnancy.”
“When I got pregnant with Lux, I never even thought twice about keeping him,” she went on. “Now moving forward, this is the decision that I’ve made, to keep this baby and I just need to put on my big girl pants and figure it out.”
Lowry shared how she told Marroquin and Rivera about her pregnancy saying both were “very supportive,” including Rivera’s wife Vee Torres.
“I actually felt worse and more guilty now with this pregnancy and questioning if I’m doing the right thing more so with this one at 27 than I did with Isaac at 17,” Lowry said, noting the “circumstances” between the two pregnancies “are very, very, very different.”
“I think once I told Jo and Javi it was a huge weight off my shoulders,” she shared.
“I think the pain [of this pregnancy] just comes from everything that happened around my pregnancy and the thought of maybe not keeping the baby. People are not going to understand and I have to be okay with that because these are decisions that were up to me. I have to be okay with the backlash and misunderstandings.”
Lowry added how she was “thankful” for the support shown to her by Marroquin and Rivera. Lowry welcomed Creed on July 30, revealing she “had a really, really, really hard time” with her pregnancy and was “just trying to keep it a secret” from cameras.
“I was struggling with that,” she said, adding how she was worried about people watching her consider an abortion.
“I’m just nervous that people are going to be like, ‘Why would you ever admit that you did that on TV for everyone to see?’ ” she says. “Not everything is black and white, not everything is cut and dry. So I hope that people understand the thought process and the pain that I was going through.”
But despite the challenging pregnancy, Lowry said she’s happy with her choice. “I’m happy he’s here,” she said. “I love him so much.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.