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I grew up with very religious parents who checked my cell phone every night.

By Maria Okanrende for Mailonline

12:50 p.m. on May 7, 2024, updated at 1:04 p.m. on May 7, 2024

A woman has told how she became pregnant with twins at 15, despite her strict upbringing.

Karina Amaya, 20, from Lugoff, South Carolina, grew up in a religious family where her parents checked — and often seized — her cell phone every night, and her social time was limited.

Despite this, she met and began dating her current husband and the father of her twin daughters when she was 13, keeping the romance hidden by communicating via a secret phone.

Two years later, at the age of 15, Karina brought him into her bedroom for the first time, leading to a shock twin pregnancy. Fearing her parents’ reaction, she ended up hiding it for five months before her mother’s suspicions forced her to confess.

Looking back, Karina remembers feeling “terrible” at that moment. She said: “I felt really bad… like I didn’t know… I just felt really bad. And I also started crying.

Karina Amaya, 20, has told how she became pregnant with twins at 15, despite her strict upbringing.
The 20-year-old former high school senior from South Carolina grew up in a religious family where her parents checked — and often seized — her cell phone every night, and her social time remained limited.

“I felt bad because I didn’t know what my father thought about it or what he was going to say to me. I thought he was going to kick me out of the house.

Even though Karina kept her pregnancy a secret for almost five months, it wasn’t an easy task.

After weeks of successfully hiding that she was pregnant, Karina said her mother became suspicious, pointing out her daughter’s protruding belly and “skinny” figure.

At 5 a.m., Karina said her mother took her to a gas station to buy a pregnancy product – which “of course was positive”.

The former high school senior — who earned her degree via an online course — said she initially had no idea that she was carrying identical twins, just like her parents.

It wasn’t until she attended her first ultrasound that she discovered the shocking news.

Hit by the double whammy of learning that their daughter was not only pregnant, but also with twins – for her parents, it was a tough pill to swallow.

She explained: “Once they found out, my dad went to his room and closed the door and stayed in there and my mom started crying on the floor.”

Karina said she became pregnant with twins after taking her husband to his room for the first time when she was 15.
Karina said she found out she was having twins after attending her first ultrasound appointment at five months.
Although her parents were upset at first, Karina was relieved when her father told her that “everything will be fine.”

But later, things would get better as his parents slowly accepted the news.

She recounted the moment her father came home from work one evening to give her the words of support she had longed to hear.

He told her that “everything will be fine” and that he would support his daughter through her first motherhood journey.

Karina also shared that her father has started building his new granddaughters’ own room.

During this time, Karina’s mother stood by her side and showed up with her for every doctor’s appointment and ultrasound.

Later, Karina spoke about her parents’ excitement about the girls being the family’s first twins.

Karina said her mother became suspicious of her pregnancy because of her protruding belly and “skinny” figure.
The mother of two managed to complete her high school education by taking online courses

In another video, Karina shared a second reason motherhood was a surprise: She revealed she used “protection” during sex.

After noticing her period was a month late, she chose to take a pregnancy test, but hid the results from her parents for another four months.

“When I saw the two lines, I was like what?!” said Karine.

“When my mother found out, I started crying… she hugged me and was there to support me.”

She also shared why she was “maintaining” her pregnancy, despite what society might think of her.

She added: “A lot of people judge us, I received a lot of hateful comments… that I should have had an abortion – that my future and my life was over.

“Being a mom means something really special to me. I know what my mother means to me, so I know what I will mean to my daughters.

The mother-of-two also gave a realistic portrait of what it’s like to raise twins and admitted it was “tough work”.

The content creator bravely shared her story on TikTok and has since received messages of “love” and support.

She also shared advice for other teens wanting to follow in her footsteps; she warned them but showed support to anyone who is already going through something similar.

Five years after her ordeal, Karina put it all down to fate: “I feel like I was made for twin motherhood,” she declared. “Of course it’s hard, but motherhood is hard in general.”

The content creator bravely shared her story on TikTok and has since received messages of “love” and support.

One person commented: “This is so sweet, we can’t expect our parents to be happy at first because that’s not what they want for us, especially at a young age – but some will agree.”

Another person said: “Girl, you are so strong and I am so proud of you. I’m so happy your parents are there for you despite everything. Sending you so much love.