30 Something Grandma Follows the lives of 3 women, Patricia, Prudence and Chantel, who are all about to become grandmothers in their 30’s. I first saw this show on Tuesday and how the stories of the three young girls and mothers are being played out, while the young women are carrying their first babies. At first a lot of thoughts comes to mind and I woundered can we prevent these situations from happening to our girls? Well it is easy for me to say, but being a teen myself it is hard for me to stand by and not say anything. I have witnessed first hand how the impacts of having a baby at young age can change the course of life, thankfully these young mothers have the warm support of their mothers. This show reveals the true reality of what teen moms face and how they can be relentless in still making their dreams true, by going to school in order to create a better life. I hope you can watch this show in a nonjudgmental light. Becoming a teen parent can happen to anybody, but with the proper education we can prevent this from being an epidemic.
“30 Something Grandma” is executive produced by David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Brian Zagorski and Jennifer Duncan for ITV Entertainment. Mary Donahue and David Hillman executive produce for Lifetime. Three one-hour, closed-ended episodes have been ordered.In partnership with Lifetime, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy provided consultation to the production of “30 Something Grandma” and “Knocked Up.” The organization has been involved with both shows since their inception, and stands by these docuseries as valuable programming to shed light on these issues and the staggering statistics that impact our nation. Per the organizations’ research, although the teen birth rate in the U.S. has declined dramatically – down more than 45% since 2007 and more than 60% since the early 1990s – the United States still has the highest rates of teen birth of any comparable nation. Additional sourced research reveals that nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S are described by the women themselves as unplanned and more than half (58%) of unintended pregnancies end in a birth. Women who use contraception consistently and correctly account for only 5% of all unintended pregnancies.