Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit is preparing to become a mom for the second time — but this time, it's against the advice of her doctors.
The risks are high for both Mackenzie and the baby — Mackenzie is a type 1 diabetic, which means she could slip into a coma during labor. “My blood sugar could get so low that I pass out — and won't wake up,” Mackenzie, 19, exclusively reveals in the new issue of Life & Style.
Mackenzie admits that even though doctors warned her against becoming pregnant again, her baby’s life is most important.
“I’m very scared. My doctors didn’t want me to go through this again, but really if you look at it in the long run, it’s way better to have kids young while my body’s still somewhat healthier than waiting until I was older,” the mother of son Gannon, 2, explains.
Despite all of the possible complications, the reality star says that becoming a mother is a life-changing event.
“I think being a mom is one of the most powerful things and you have so much hope,” she tells the mag, adding that her faith in God has helped her and husband Josh McKee, 20, stay strong.
For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.