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Exclusive: Woman struggles to give up baby on 'Birth Moms'

May 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM ET

Giving birth isn't an easy process, but for the young women featured in the upcoming TLC special "Birth Moms," it's nothing compared to what they face after they've given birth.

The special focuses on the difficult dilemma three pregnant women struggle with while residing at an adoption center in Utah. And if this emotion-packed, exclusive sneak peek is anything to go by, difficult doesn't really begin to describe it.

Before giving birth to a healthy baby boy, 19-year-old Taylor admitted that, despite her unwanted pregnancy, she was having doubts about adoption process.

"I'm most nervous about the delivery, and like, how my feelings will be after I have him," she explained. "I'm not excited to just hand my child over to (the family that wants to adopt him). I'm just not excited for the whole thing. I can't say that I'm definitely going to give my baby to the family."

The delivery proves her nervousness was well founded. Moments after giving birth, Taylor clapped her hands over her ears while the baby cried.

"I was covering my ears and closing my eyes so I wouldn't hear him and I wouldn't see him, but I just could hear him still," she explained. "When I opened my eyes, he was right there in front of me."

That moment rocked the teen.

"The first thought I had was, 'I don't want to leave him,'" she recalled through tears. "I didn't want him to go anywhere. I wanted to hold him, and I didn't want anybody else to take him from me."

See what decision Taylor made when "Birth Moms" airs May 17 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

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