She's staying strong!
Amber Porwood’s pregnancy came out of left field for most Teen Mom fans. In fact, when she announced her pregnancy, many fans didn’t even know that she was dating someone new since she dumped Matt Baier! From baby daddy drama to fights with her ex, her pregnancy has been controversial from day one. But now that her due date is getting nearer and nearer, the dust is finally settling.
Even though Amber’s pregnancy has been healthy and safe from the beginning, she’s now opening up about a shocking diagnosis that could completely change the course of the rest of her pregnancy.
Everyone experiences pregnancy differently. Even mothers who have multiple children will attest that each pregnancy is a totally different experience. From the beginning of Amber Portwood’s second pregnancy, she’s been dodging hurtful comments and negative attention, but she’s managed to stay strong. Now, she’s facing another hurdle: her health.
“My morning sickness has been getting worse, so I went to the doctor and found out I have gestational diabetes,” says Amber revealed in a sneak peak for an upcoming episode of Teen Mom OG.
“I feel like I could just like go to sleep right now,” Amber then tells Andrew as she lies on a couch. “I need to eat some fruit or something. Maybe my sugar’s just low.”
Always the loving boyfriend, Andrew immediately produces a fruit cup for her. He tells her, “I’m gonna look up some diabetes diets right now for you.”
Luckily, Amber caught the condition early. But there are still some things she’ll have to adjust to. “I can’t really enjoy my pregnancy as much,” she says, saying that she’s “always feeling tired, always feeling useless.” She adds that “this pregnancy — I don’t know if it’s because I’m older — has definitely been a lot more rough.”
“Well, are you ready to change your diet?” Andrew asks. Amber responds, “Yeah, we gotta keep the baby healthy!”
Amber seems determined to keep things healthy for her baby’s delivery. It certainly couldn’t help to reduce some stressful situations in her life, like when Gary Shirley blasted her on national TV for being an absent mom!