Samantha Hernandez is a high school senior from Rosenberg, Texas. Her mother was a teen mom and knows the struggles that she and her boyfriend, Eric Salinas, will face. During labor, Hernandez has some painful back labor, and when she fails to dilate beyond three centimeters, her doctors decide she should have a C-section. Hernandez's daughter, Jordynn Amelia Marie Salinas, is born in December 2009. After Jordynn's birth, Salinas returns to work and school while Hernandez spends her days at home with the baby; this leads to tension between the couple as Hernandez feels that most of the burden of caring for Jordynn is falling on her. Hernandez gets help from Salinas's mother in raising the baby when she returns to school, and states that everything will be harder now that she is a teenaged mother.