Libby Trickett, four-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder has announced that she is pregnant with her first child, who is due in September.
Libby announced her news on Twitter this morning, with an ultrasound photo:
Luke and I are very excited to announce that we will be welcoming a little baby Trickett into the world in September! pic.twitter.com/VJn52LeisV
— Libby Trickett (@libby_trickett) March 14, 2015
Libby told The Daily Telegraph that she had previously suffered a miscarriage, so is treating each stage of this pregnancy as a gift.
“I was only eight weeks pregnant but you don’t realise how attached you become to the prospect of motherhood in that time. As an athlete I knew I had to pick myself up and move on, but miscarriage can touch you in a way you might not expect because there’s a possibility of a life.”