16 and Pregnant Recap: Season 5 Episode 5, Summer and D.J.’s Baby Faces Emergency Surgery After Birth [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 4 years ago
16 and Pregnant Recap: Season 5 Episode 5, Summer and D.J.’s Baby Faces Emergency Surgery After Birth [WATCH VIDEO]
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On the May 12, 2014 episode of MTV’s “16 & Pregnant,” (Season 5 Episode 5 “Summer”), Summer Rewis delivered a baby boy. Unfortunately, the infant is born with some bacterial infection and was placed into neonatal care immediately. Read on for MNG’s “16 & Pregnant” recap of Season 5 Episode 5 “Summer” as Summer and D.J.’s baby faces emergency surgery after birth.

 In “16 and pregnant” Season 5 Episode 5 “Summer,” we met Summer Rewis of Collins, Georgia (GA) and D.J., the father of the child she is carrying in her belly. The couple met on the Internet and fell in love. Summer conceived at the tender age of 16.  This show features all the possible problems a teenage mother may have to face. This particular episode featured the details of the intense pain and turmoil Summer is going through .

Her son, Peyton Daniel, has undergone surgery when he is just one day old. This is one of the worst things that could happen to a mother and her new born child. When Summer was first shown onscreen, she was already 32 weeks pregnant. She then decided to move in with her beau D.J. and his family so that they can welcome their child into a home.

D.J.’s mother Frances comforted Summer that once she delivers the child and the whole thing settles down, she will go back to school and go on with her education. Frances seems to be an ideal mother and grandmother and appears keen to help raise D.J. and Summer’s little one so that they can complete their education.

Everybody wonders about Summer’s own mother. Sadly, they have a rough relationship. Despite that, Summer still met up with her. They talked and her mother commended her for being so sober on the show for three weeks now. Apparently, it is a significant accomplishment for Summer who got pregnant just because she and D.J. ran out of condoms.

Summer all of a sudden calls D.J. into the bathroom to inform him that her water bag broke. He and his mom brought her to the hospital. Along with D.J.’s mother, Summer’s mother and aunt joined her at hospital.  After 12 hours of extensive labor, Summer gave birth to Peyton Daniel. But, just a few hours later, newborn Peyton started breathing too fast and was diagnosed to be suffering from bacterial infection. They transported him to another hospital because he may need surgery. Little Peyton has to stay at the hospital for a week and receive antibiotics.

At last, Summer and D.J. went home with Peyton. The first night at home was very tough. Summer then decided that she will drop out from school and will only take her General Educational Development (GED) tests once things settle down. Later, her mother gets arrested on the charges of issuing a check that bounced. She faces up to two years in prison.

What do you think about Summer and D.J. being teenager parents? Do you think Summer will be able to give Peyton a better life than she had? Let us know your thoughts below.

And that’s it for MNG’s “16 and Pregnant” recap of Season 5 Episode 5 “Summer.” For more details coming up about “16 and Pregnant,” including spoilers and recaps of the documentary series from MTV, as well as other entertainment news, stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).

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