Teen Mom 2 is a spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 & Pregnant. We follow Leah, Jenelle, Kailyn and Chelsea as they face the challenges of their first years of motherhood. Each episode interweaves the stories of these four teens navigating the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, and coming of age – all while facing the responsibility of being a young mother.
The series offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, or lack thereof, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, starting college, getting (or losing) a job and the daunting and exciting step of moving out of the nest to create their own families. Faced with incredible adult responsibilities, these girls struggle to pursue their childhood dreams and are often forced to sacrifice their teenage years, their high school experience, and their former ideas of what their lives would be. But there is optimism among them; they have the dedication to make their lives work. Though nearly children themselves, they have a drive to do as they see fit and try to provide the best for their babies.