'16 & Pregnant' Recap: Mackenzie Faces Major Money Issues After Her Boyfriend Gets Injured

Wed, March 28, 2012 12:50am EST by 11 Comments

After her boyfriend gets seriously hurt in a dangerous car accident, cheerleader Mackenzie doesn’t know how they can afford diapers or daycare!

The new season of 16 & Pregnant is back! In the season premiere, meet cute-as-a-button Oklahoma cheerleader Mackenzie and her baby daddy — bull riding, rodeo cowboy Josh.

After finding out her daughter is pregnant, Mackenzie’s mom says dropping out of high school is not an option. The couple need to pay for daycare so Mackenzie can go to school, but neither has a job.

Mackenzie tries calling around for a job, but nobody is interested in hiring someone who is 7 months pregnant. After her failed attempt to find employment, she goes to a sonogram and learns she’s expecting a baby boy! The couple want to name him Gannon, but that’s about all they can agree on at the moment.

They’re fighting because Mackenzie wants Josh to stop doing rodeos. It’s dangerous, but it’s also the only way the two are getting any income. But then disaster strikes: Josh gets into a terrible car accident and ends up in the hospital with a concussion and neck injury. He can’t work, and now they’re even worse off than before. “I have a newborn with no hope,” Mackenzie cries.

But she does get some swag at the Oklahoma-style baby shower — which included gifts of baby cowboy boots, camo T-shirts and diapers wrapped in bandanas.

Next, Mackenzie starts her junior year, but the long days and constant stares from students wear her down. Going to be bed early, she wakes up late one night and realizes it’s time for the baby!

Little Gannon arrives, and Mackenzie and Josh quickly have to figure out how to change poo-loaded diapers. They make a plan that he’ll stay with the baby during the day, and she’ll take care of him at night.

Josh still wants to get back into rodeos despite his injuries, but Mackenzie gives him an ultimatum. Apparently picked her because the two are reportedly still together and engaged!

What did YOU think of the premiere, HollyMoms? What moment was most shocking?

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  3. ’16 & Pregnant’ Preview: Meet Pregnant Cheerleader Mackenzie Douthit

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Posted at 5:32 PM on July 5, 2012  

This show just proves that kids in this country dont get proper sex education. Oh and youre not going to retain 50lbs of water you twit. You can lose the weight. You cant lose the child unless you get an abortion or get the child taken away by child services. Wear a rubber, use the pill, mutual masturbation, oral sex are all alternatives to just going in raw and blowing a load in some dummy. All of these kids are dummies. Dumb dumb dumb.

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Posted at 8:58 AM on March 31, 2012  

I gained 50 lbs on birth control when I was 16. She is not stupid. She is just a kid. I could of got knocked up at the age of 16, but luckily I did not. Some teenagers do selfish things and have to pay for their consequences. Does not make her stupid!!!! God, has blessed her with a gorgeous little miracle. Things happen for a reason. She got pregnant right away! I lost 4 babies before I had my 2 beautiful angels!!! See things happen for a reason! I wasn’t meant to have a baby at 16 but Mackenzie was! God is good. And only puts what you can handle on you. So just remember everything happens for a reason!!!!

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Posted at 5:01 PM on March 31, 2012  

You gained 50 lbs because you have no impulse control. Medications don’t make you fat, putting food in your mouth does. The medications might make you feel more hungry, but they don’t force you to eat the food that make you gain weight.

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Posted at 4:45 AM on May 2, 2012  

Medication can make you retain water, which will make you “fat”.

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Posted at 8:28 PM on April 9, 2012  

Being pregnant makes you fat and stretches you out really bad in the stomach and down there. lol Plus you then you to take care of the kid financially and psychically. These people are very stupid and should not have kids ever. Saying she would rather get pregnant then be fat is vain and so stupid being pregnant makes you fat then you have a baby to deal with. She is going to tell her kid one day I had you so young because I didn’t want to get fat. She is also going to say I was a christian but I let him stick it in me as a teen. She is a idiot.

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Posted at 10:49 PM on March 29, 2012  

Birth control doesn’t make you fat. Calories do!
Plus not taking birth control can get you pregnant, and make you fat!!!!
Another season of dumb a holes trying to take care of innocent babies.

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Michelle M.

Posted at 10:50 PM on March 29, 2012  

Isn’t this show suppose to educate teens about why you don’t want to become a pregnant teen?

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Posted at 10:51 PM on March 29, 2012  


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Posted at 10:14 AM on March 29, 2012  

I know she said she didnt want to take B/c because it would make her fat, But I also didnt realize that only woman could take birth control. LOL If that were her case, Which to me is a stupid mistake then why wasnt he wrapping it up? Birth control isnt always up to the woman alone. By the way I didnt gain weight on the pill either, and there are other methods she could have used instead of the pill. Stupidity is all this is, And they are both not very bright parents! They should just give that child up for adoption.

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Posted at 11:34 PM on March 28, 2012  

The idiot didn’t take birth control b/c she didn’t wanna get fat, so she gets pregnant. FYI when i was on birth control I didn’t gain weight.

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Posted at 8:17 AM on March 28, 2012  

this is why they should close their legs! i dont belive things just happen BS ,you know what can happen when you have sex! it’s entertaining to see them struggle…sorry to offend anyone!they don’t deserve sympathy!

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