'16 And Pregnant' Recap: After 10 Hours of Labor, Hope Delivers Baby Through C-Section

Wed, May 9, 2012 12:15am EDT by 13 Comments
'16 And Pregnant' Recap: After 10 Hours of Labor, Hope Delivers Baby Through C-Section

A former party girl grows up quickly after having sex for the first time. Read on about Hope’s pregnancy journey and about her very graphic C-Section!

After last week’s tearjerker we weren’t sure if we were ready for any more drama! The May 7 episode of ’16 and Pregnant’ featured Hope Harbert from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Hope found out she was pregnant after she and her mohawked boyfriend Ben had sex and didn’t use a condom.

At first, Ben didn’t want to have anything to do with Hope or their baby. But after two months of feeling awful about herself, her weight gain, and the swelling around her feet that caused her to quit her job, the guy actually came around! Ben had “a change of heart” and decided that Hope and the baby should move into his apartment.

Hope then had the daunting task of telling her mom, Betsy, that she’s not only moving in with someone who lives an hour away, he has also left her before! She’s not too happy with Ben and her daughter’s decision, and he hadn’t improved his case later when he was a no-show to Hope’s doctors appointment!

Ben and Hope decide to talk about the future together in the next scene. Ben admits that he’s “always wanted to find someone to be with.” When Ben finally meets the family, they all seem to like him. Betsy stamped her approval when he said he was wiling to get up in the middle of the night and help with the baby.

Meanwhile, Hope’s friends are all going off to college and she feels jealous that she will miss out on that slice of freedom. When her due date approaches, Hope chooses to get induced because she feels uncomfortable. After 10 hours of excruciating labor, the worried doctor determines that Hope needs to have a C-Section in order to deliver her baby.

After a very graphic and bloody surgical scene, baby Tristan Blaise was born, weighing at a healthy 8 pounds and 5 ounces.

A month later, Hope finds herself a little lonely because all of her friends are in college. She has a job at a restaurant and works days while Ben works nights. They take turns watching Tristan while the other is at work.

Hope still wants to go to college and do more with her life. Ben and Hope’s relationship is looking strong and it really seems like Ben is a good dad!

Hope’s story ended on a positive note, unlike many of the other girls’ stories. Do YOU think the future is looking up for this new family?

— Lorraine Chow

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