The mom-to-be, who is from a Manitoban community in Canada, is expecting the baby in June and feels the happy news will help her not have to deal with dating, something she doesn't want to do. Despite the good news, however, Lauren also suffers from hypopituitarism which is a rare disorder that affects a person's hormones and is something she has struggled with since she was younger.
She has hypopituitarism, which means her pituitary gland is not formed properly and has affected her throughout her life. "It doesn't send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries".
This means that Lauren experienced puberty far later in life than a lot of her friends and peers - something that they were well aware of.
She proceeds with: "I got prodded for being level chested or having buck teeth". "Kids would latch on to anything that was different". Although she has no plans to find someone in the future, she admitted to going on a couple of dates in the past but realized it's not something she liked. A lot of that teasing has given me social anxiety to this day. "My life started improving when I started looking like everyone else".
She admits, how, since getting to be noticeably pregnant "there have been times where I've felt like perhaps it is decent to have somebody for that", she calls attention to these examples are her "not acting like myself". She does still wonder what it would be like to have sex with someone, though, and has been on dating websites until she started receiving shocking messages from men that left her disgusted.
She said: 'The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant.
It was this that incited her to go on the drug course, which "truly sucked in light of the fact that it constrained me to accomplish something I wasn't really prepared for".
"At first my endocrinologist said it won't occur, that I'll have to get an egg benefactor and burn through a huge number of dollars on IVF", she says.
Yet her doctor referred her to a fertility clinic anyway and, after an agonising year-long wait, Lauren said her life changed.
And yet, despite the pressures of her family and growing up in an extremely religious community, Lauren is adamant that religion is not her motivation for motherhood. "In case you're revealing to me I can't do this, I will do it in any case".
Lauren told Vice: 'I make jokes about it but basically this is me giving a middle finger to the people who told me I couldn't do it because I'm not married yet.