Maci Bookout Tells 'The Doctors' A Recent Mystery Illness Was More Painful Than Childbirth


Most women can say with confidence that giving birth is hands down the greatest pain they've ever experienced, but the usually smiley Maci Bookout of "Teen Mom" is no longer among them. On an upcoming episode of "The Doctors," Maci will share a story about a recent mystery illness that left her completely debilitated, and in the sneak peek below, she tells the show's experts that she'd rather live in the delivery room than experience that amount of pain ever again. Point taken!

"I didn't even want to get up to go to the doctor," Maci explains to Drs. Travis Stork and Rachael Ross. "That's how painful it was." After a series of tests, scans and possible diagnoses, Maci says her doctors discovered she was suffering from a kidney infection, and none of the initial treatments they tried could mitigate her pain. "I'd rather have eight kids at once than do this," she says. Octomom, care to weigh in?

+ Shocked to hear how bad Maci's illness was? Take a look at the video and check the show's local listings to see when you can catch the full episode today!

Plus: To hear more about Maci's life these days, including her relationship with her son's father, Ryan Edwards, check out MTV's "Being Maci" special:

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