Teen Mom

10 Best Episodes of Teen Mom

In 16 and Pregnant, they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood. Each episode interweaves these stories revealing the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating high school, starting college, getting a job, and the daunting and exciting step of moving out to create their own families.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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Teen Mom - S1E4

#15 - Moving On (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Amber and Gary's arguing finally reaches a boiling point, while Catelynn struggles to find a home when her mother moves away. Newly-single mom Maci has a change of heart, and boy-crazy Farrah opts for some protection.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

Teen Mom - S9E17

#14 - The Innermost Inside (Season 9 - Episode 17)


Catelynn takes her microblading career to the next level and starts taking on clients. Gary finally invites Amber over to see Leah. Mackenzie contemplates if Broncs should repeat Pre-Kindergarten. Maci and Taylor divide their time between the kids’ sports.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 12 votes.

Teen Mom - S9E13

#13 - Don't Give Up on Me (Season 9 - Episode 13)

Cheyenne and Zach have a blowup after a doctor's appointment, Catelynn and Tyler take a test to determine the sex of their next child, and Mackenzie stages a health intervention for her dad.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 18 votes.

Teen Mom - S8E9

#12 - Ready When You Are (Season 8 - Episode 9)


Cheyenne meets Matt's family, Maci and Taylor discuss their birth control options, Catelynn and Tyler cause a stir on social media, and Amber gets answers about her health.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 26 votes.

Teen Mom - S9E1

#11 - Surviving Together (Season 9 - Episode 1)

In the midst of covid, Amber struggles with her long distance relationship with Dimitri when he becomes possessive. Maci puts her personal feelings aside when Bentley wants to go to therapy with Ryan.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 19 votes.

Teen Mom - S8E17

#10 - This Has All Been Hell (Season 8 - Episode 17)


Maci's restraining order against Ryan is an obstacle on Bentley's birthday, Mackenzie gets an opportunity through cheer, and Cheyenne works on her event planning business.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

Teen Mom - S8E15

#9 - Not Going Down Without a Fight (Season 8 - Episode 15)

Cheyenne throws her first fundraising event for VLCAD support. Amber’s custody battle takes a turn when Andrew petitions to move James to CA. Maci strives to support PCOS Awareness Month. Mackenzie tries to file for divorce but Josh refuses to sign.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 15 votes.

Teen Mom - S1E8

#8 - Happy Birthday (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Catelynn and Tyler work on letting go of Carly, and Tyler works up the nerve to propose marriage to Catelynn. Maci and Ryan struggle with their relationship while celebrating Bentley's first birthday. Amber copes with the pressures of being a single mom while planning Leah's first birthday, and Farrah makes peace with her own mother.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 11 votes.

Teen Mom - S1E7

#7 - Baby Steps (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Amber wants to put an end to the fighting and move away from Gary, and Farrah can't stand living under her parents' roof anymore. Maci struggles to keep up in school when her son starts walking, and Catelynn and Tyler start to plan their future.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

Teen Mom - S9E12

#6 - Light the Way (Season 9 - Episode 12)


Cheyenne has a gender reveal party and gets her genetic testing results, Ryan attends a therapy session, Catelynn gets good and bad news, and Leah keeps Amber at arm's length.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.

Teen Mom - S8E19

#5 - Goodbye For Now (Season 8 - Episode 19)

Amber starts a new romance, while Catelynn considers starting a career as a vet tech. Maci is content co-parenting with Jen, Ryan's mom, but Ryan is frustrated. Cheyenne ends her relationship with Matt, while Corey leaves to compete on The Challenge.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.

Teen Mom - S5E15

#4 - The Big Day (Season 5 - Episode 15)


Catelynn and Tyler finally say 'I do'! Maci and Taylor buy an online t-shirt business while Amber and Matt decide to flip houses. Farrah and Debra argue when Farrah lets her know she doesn't trust her to take care of Sophia.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 45 votes.

Teen Mom - S8E20

#3 - I Am Not Okay (Season 8 - Episode 20)

Amber’s new boyfriend comes to visit. Maci contemplates sending Bentley to a private school. Cheyenne enrolls Ryder in a preschool prep class while Cory is away competing on The Challenge. Catelynn and Tyler catch Ashley in a lie.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 16 votes.

Teen Mom - S9E11

#2 - The Waiting Game (Season 9 - Episode 11)


Cheyenne is nervous for the results of Zach’s genetic test that will determine whether their unborn child will have vlcad. After not going to Leah’s birthday party, Amber tries to repair the damage caused by her absence.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 15 votes.

Teen Mom - S1E5

#1 - A Little Help (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Catelynn copes with her decision to choose adoption during a weekend retreat with other birth moms, while Maci and Ryan reach out to a counselor for help with their troubled relationship; Newly-single mom Amber thinks about accepting help from her ex, and Farrah starts to wonder if she should stay home more with her baby.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 15 votes.

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