Just two months after worrying publicly over the impact that a maternity leave might have on her career, television presenter Sarah Harris announced she is pregnant with her second child.
The Studio 10 host announced her pregnancy on air yesterday: “I’m sick of sucking in my stomach. I’m pregnant!”
She admitted the pregnancy came unexpectedly for her and her husband Tom Ward. “It was kind of a surprise!” Harris told viewers. “Because we were hoping to try again at the end of the year.”
She and Ward have a 17-month old son, Paul.
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It was only April when Harris spoke publicly about her desire to have another child.
But she also shared feelings of hesitation, admitting she worried about the impact a second maternity leave might impact her career.
“It’s hard to step away. I think television is this weird, unusual beast that makes everyone super insecure,” the 35-year-old told The Courier Mail at the time.
“As much as you try and rise above that, there’s still a niggling thought in the back of your mind that if you go away, they will take that [position] away from you.”
“I hope that for all the work I’ve done over the past few years I’m not a flash in the pan,” Harris told The Courier Mail.
“I hope people do still find a little place for me in their lounge room from time to time.”