Tuesday, May 8, 2012

16 & Pregnant Episode 8 Recap

16 & Pregnant Season 4 Episode 8

Hope was a highschool graduate before giving birth which is a great thing considering most teen moms are not so lucky. She ended up getting pregnant by someone she was not dating. Her child's father at first didn't want anything to do with the baby but changed his mind and asks Hope to move into an apartment with him so they can be a family. Her parents didn't meet Ben before Hope got pregnant and didn't until later in her pregnancy. 

Hope is a working girl and gave up her dreams of going to a party college. She planned on having a wild college life which her friends are having while she is working her booty off. Unfortunately the swelling of her feet and ankles becomes too much for her and she has to quit her job. I give her props though, she was working 9 hour shifts on those pregnant feet. 

Hope and Ben's relationship is an interesting one. They were just hooking up and then he bailed when she got pregnant, then changed his mind and they started their relationship. When he finally meets the parents he is very polite and says all the right things. So he won them over which is pretty amazing because I'm pretty sure any parent would instantly hate the guy who knocked up their daughter!

Hope moves in and things seem to be going well. She goes to the doctor to see if she could be induced since she was so uncomfortable. They find out that she is 2 cm dilated and that inducing would be fine. She goes through 10 hours of labor and the doctor tells her she should probably just have a c-section.

After their little boy is born they take him back to their home and Ben is surprisingly hands on and interested in his little one! Hope ends up having to take over the nighttime feedings though when Ben goes back to working nights. She gets pretty stir crazy being home alone all the time. So she decides to go out and get a part time job. She still misses her friends and wishes she was with them at college. 

Hope goes to visit her friend at college and you can see the jealousy and sadness in her face as she listened to her friends making plans to go out to parties. 

I have high hopes for Hope and Ben. They seem to have it together and I wish them luck! 


  1. I don't know if its just my computer, but the page is black and white...this is very hard to read! Its blinding me, idk about any one else...jmo!
    Anyway...I love Hope, she's a great mom who turned everything around for her son...yes she was upset about missing out on partying, but she was willing to give it up for Tristan. I think that her and Ben's relationship has gotten better over time, but during the episode I was beginning to worry about them...

    1. Really? Most people said it was easier to read! I had people vote on it and everything! :( I think it looks much cooler and interesting.

  2. I think this girl had a bit of post partum depression. I understand the cabin fever and loneliness to an extent, but in hind site, this girl had a lot to be thankful for. Ben was very supportive, helpful, and sensitive. Her mother was concerned without being overbearing. I loved how realistic this couple was. They were a lot more mature than I'm used to seeing. Same with the couple from last week. In any case, the last two weeks of 16 & Pregnant has been impressive. These are the types of girls MTV should be filming as an example for other teen moms out there.

    1. Well I had even more help than she did becasue I have a wonderful boyfriend and we were living with my parents when my daughter was born and my mom worked nights so she took baby girl on her nights off and I still got really lonely and felt traped in the house. I think they have to play up the negative parts of parenthood a little more for the cameras.