In addition, Secret Life features multiple guest stars each week, some having larger roles than others.
The plot focuses on the character of Amy Juergens after becoming accidentally pregnant at band camp.
Ben proposes to Amy after finding out, because he genuinely loves her, and feels he would be a better father than Ricky due to his family's financial stability.
After Amy tells her parents, she contemplates having an abortion, as she is afraid of her peers' perceptions.
Three months later, Amy moves herself and John into Ricky's little apartment over the butcher shop where he works.
Amy decides she wants to marry Ricky, but he thinks she's moving too fast.
Halfway through her pregnancy, Amy's mother Anne informs her that in order to keep the baby, she will have to find a job and daycare.
Anne intends to get a job to replace the loss of her husband George's income as they prepare for divorce.
As a result, Amy and Ben get married using fake IDs, but they learn afterwards that the marriage was void since they were both underage.Amy plans to go live with her grandmother Mimsy, but is unable to go after discovering that Mimsy is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and is moving into assisted care living.Amy returns to school, but is uncomfortable with being known as "the pregnant girl".The show features a regular cast of characters, which began with eleven people in its first season.Since then, characters have left the show, with new main characters having both been written in and out of the series.After Amy decides to keep the baby, Grace and Adrian throw her a baby shower, where Amy then goes into labor.