Kailyn Lowry opened up about some health concerns surrounding her current pregnancy on her Coffee Convos podcast with Lindsie Chrisley this week. The “Teen Mom 2” star revealed that her pregnancy is high risk due to her weight. The 28-year-old is currently expecting her fourth child, and she said that when she got pregnant she was heavier than she’d ever been which caused some concern for her doctors. But so far, everything with her pregnancy is healthy.
“I am at the heaviest weight I’ve ever been — before I got pregnant and then obviously now while I’m pregnant,” Lowry explained during Thursday’s episode of the podcast. “So that’s been a little hard, but also I haven’t had any real complications. Like, I just haven’t. My glucose is good. All my stuff is good. So I went into the doctor today and I saw a new doctor.”
Lowry went on to explain that her doctor revealed to her that with each pregnancy you lose more blood, which she was not previously aware of. This concerned her because she is anemic, but Lowry said she has been taking plenty of iron supplements.
“I know that I’m anemic and I’ve known that I’m anemic for years, but he was telling me how he wanted to make sure I was taking my iron and I said, ‘Yeah,’ and he told me that with every pregnancy you lose more blood, which is new to me. Why is this the first time that I’m hearing this with baby No. four at over 37 weeks?” she said.
The reality star said her plan all along for this child was to have a home birth. But now the concerns she’s hearing from the doctors is giving her second thoughts. They are worried that if she loses a lot of blood at home she won’t be able to get a transfusion she may require.
“This is now the third doctor that’s giving me a different reason for why I should be induced instead of home birth,” she explained. “And then on top of it said, ‘Because you’re anemic, because you lose more blood with every baby, we wouldn’t want to see you get a blood transfusion.’”
Lowry has not given up on the idea of possibly having a home birth, however. She said that she plans to go get a second opinion.
“The only reason why I’m high-risk at this point is because of my weight, and everything seems to be fine,” she said.