Soon after Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry revealed the sex of her fourth child — she’s having a boy — she took to her Instagram story to discuss the issues she’s been having with anxiety during her pregnancy.
“So now that all the news is out — the pregnancy confirmation and the sex of the child — I hope that my anxiety dreams go away,” the mother-of-three told fans.
Though she didn’t specify what types of nightmares she’s been having, Kailyn alluded to several factors that made her stress level high.
“I feel like this entire thing, I was confused about and didn’t know what to do. And then people leaked it before I was ready,” she continued.
A family member of Chris Lopez, the father of her son Lux and the father of her unborn child, reportedly decided to leak screenshots of text messages containing a sonogram picture of the baby weeks before Kailyn shared the news. Chris himself hinted at the gender on Instagram several days ago by sharing a letter to his unborn son, calling him “Young King” and adding a blue heart emoji.
Kailyn herself confirmed the pregnancy on February 4, taking to Instagram to post an adorable photo of herself and her three boys looking at sonogram pictures of the baby. In the caption, she wrote that she was dealing with a number of unpleasant effects from the pregnancy, including “nausea, morning sickness, and absolutely no energy.”
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We’re confirming the news, baby #4 is coming soon! ????I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant & it’s been a rough few months this time around. I've had nausea, morning sickness, and absolutely no energy. ???? This week I’m starting to feel a bit better and I'm really hoping it stays this way!????????@Peanut has been an amazing support for me since I found out I was pregnant again. Going through nausea and morning sickness while trying to keep the news a secret can be quite isolating. There are so many helpful threads on the app from other women who have been through it too. It's always reassuring to know you're not alone. Whether you're already a mom, pregnant, or trying to conceive, I really recommend you join the @peanut community. It's an amazing space to build friendships, find support and learn from other women at a similar stage in life. There's nothing like support from other women to get you through. ❤ #Peanutapp • • • • • ????: @jessicab_beauty ????: @jonlloydjr
Kailyn appeared hopeful in the Instagram video that her nerves will disappear now that all of the news is public.
“And here we are, weeks later, and everything is out there,” she said.
“I mean, I feel better, but I’m hoping maybe some of the anxiety will go away.”
She then went on to thank her fans for all of their support, adding that she’s been texting fellow Teen Mom 2 castmate Chelsea Houska and asking how she managed to keep her pregnancies so private initially.
Speaking of Chelsea, the South Dakota native could also help Kailyn deal with anxiety. On this past season of Teen Mom 2, fans saw Chelsea face her anxiety issues head-on, even when they threatened to take over her life.
Kailyn and Chelsea are hardly the only members of the Teen Mom franchise to put up with mental health issues. Leah Messer has openly discussed her own battle with anxiety, while Catelynn Baltierra from Teen Mom OG has had several storylines centering around her mental health advocacy and her own struggles with depression.