Former bartender Chloe Hurst, 20, from Leicester, is mum to Ru, who has just turned one, and pregnant with her second child, due next month. Chloe loved having a baby so much that she got pregnant again just two months after giving birth.
It was August 2020. She was three weeks pregnant with her first child. But she was just 18 and her partner, Billy Bailey, is now 23. They’d met eight months earlier, in December 2019, on a night out in their hometown of Leicester. She had a positive pregnancy test. She was very worried and scared because she was too young.
But, although young, they decided to keep the baby. Their families were not too sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ and supported them although she was a teenager. She was very stressed as she suffered from ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss. On April 29, 2021, at Leicester Royal Hospital, Ru arrived following a seven-hour labour. And, 16 weeks later, she fell pregnant again. This time the baby was planned.
“I didn’t tell people until I was 17 weeks pregnant. I wore baggy clothes, hiding my bump and just wanting to keep our second baby a secret for as long as possible. I decided to announce the pregnancy and gender at the same time,” she said.
People did assume it was an ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ because it happened so soon after Ru’s birth. They also thought she was too young to cope with two babies so close in age or that we hadn’t thought it through. Now she is eight months pregnant with her second son, who is growing well and is due on July 25. The pregnancy has been straightforward and easier than the first, and he’s looking forward to having ‘two under two’.
She shared her pregnancy on Tiktok. There are a lot of comments, someone congratulates, someone has ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ comments. Trolls were certain “she was a single mum and claimed she was “ʀᴜɪɴɪɴɢ her life” by having two babies so young.” And so many people jump to the wrong conclusion that she is a scatterbrain with no idea what she is doing.
They’re raising their children vegan, and she is an advocate of baby-led weaning. How do you feel this teenage pregnancy, let’s leave your comment.