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MTV’s smash-hit reality show ‘16 and Pregnant’ is a documentary-style series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a five to seven month period in the life of a teenager as they navigate their way through the stormy waters of impending parenthood.
Earlier this month, MTV put a call out to young Australian Mum’s who had found themselves pregnant at 16 and wanted to share their story. After receiving a tonne of great submissions we narrowed it down to five young women, each with a unique and touching personal story.
This week Melanie tells her story: I fell pregnant just before my 17th birthday. I had left school and was living from house to house. Falling pregnant turned my life around, I re-enrolled in school and moved in with the baby’s father. But things took a horrible turn when the he became violent and a close relative passed away. I now have 2 daughters and I hope my story helps other young mums who might be going through what I did.
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Over the next few weeks you’ll also meet (NSW), Brooke (TAS), Jordan (QLD), Kellie (SA) and Jasmine (VIC) – each have experienced the insurmountable highs and lows of being unexpectant teenage parents.
Head to blog.mtv.com.au now to find out more about our bloggers, for advice on sexual heath and teen pregnancy and info on MTV's '16 And Pregnant'.
Catch up on this week's epsidoe of '16 And Pregnant' in the video below.