A Family Divided: Alexandra's Journey: Whitney

The Wrong Decision?
Alexandra has her baby and the family reacts!
Seventeen-year-old Whitney decided to keep her daughter Jillian when she gave birth a year ago.


"Sometimes I'm not sure that I made the right decision and I worry that I'm missing out on stuff in my teen years," she says. "I also wonder when I get married if my husband will love Jillian as much as I do."


Dr. Phil asks Whitney if she thinks she made a mistake in keeping her baby.

"I don't know because I've devoted my life to taking care of my child and it's very hard," she answers.


Whitney asks Alex, "How do you feel about teen moms who want to have a baby because they think it's so easy, but they don't know that you have to give up your whole life for your baby?"


Alex says, "Sometimes I think about what it would be like to go back to my regular high school and be a teen again, but when I look at my baby, I know that he's the most beautiful thing in the whole wide world and I made the right decision. I know from just looking at him that he's a miracle."