Amber portwood, the reality star from Teen Mom OG, has been through some very tough times in her life and fans are wondering what happened to her sister? On the latest episode of Unseen Moments, Amber opened up about her past and revealed that her younger sister died from sudden infant death syndrome when she was only five years old.
SIDS is an incredibly tragic condition that affects babies in their first year of life. Doctors say it’s linked to brain defects that control an infant’s breathing and ability to wake up from sleep.
Her sister Candace, who was five at the time of her death, passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Even though she’s grown up and has kids of her own, she still remembers her parents’ reaction when they found out about her daughter’s death.
Throughout her Teen Mom journey, Amber has shared many harrowing moments and has shown the world that she is a strong and resilient woman. But there have been times when she’s struggled to cope with her emotions and she’s also struggled with her mental health.
In October of last year, she revealed that she nearly took her own life shortly after the birth of her youngest child James in 2021. She said that she was thinking of hanging herself and it was an extremely difficult moment for her and her family.
Thankfully, she was able to get help and has been feeling better since. She continues to open up about her experiences on the show and has recently spoken out about her struggles with postpartum depression. She has also made it clear that she’s not alone in her battle with depression.