Kathryn Thomas has said she is “so grateful” that medical science allowed her to have her second child.
The Operation Transformation host welcomed her second child, a baby girl named Grace, with husband Padraig McLoughlin in October.
After suffering multiple miscarriages, Kathryn and Padraig turned to fertility treatment for help.
Opening up about the experience, she said: “I’m just so grateful that medical science has made it possible for us to have a family.
“We’ve had a lot of disappointments and miscarriages, and we said we’d try again since I couldn’t go through any more heartbreak or disappointment emotionally.”
Kathryn returned to work on Operation Transformation just weeks after giving birth to baby Grace after her treatment at Merrion Fertility Clinic, but she said the transition was easy for her as she had a great support network around her at RTÉ.
“I was breastfeeding and also bottle feeding, and my breastfeeding journey with her had just ended at five and a half months,” she told Woman’s Way.
“She’s a really quiet baby and she doesn’t really cry, but now that I said that out loud to you I probably jinxed it.
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“It’s kind of bittersweet because I loved it and felt very privileged to be able to do it, but it’s such hard work and you need really good support to start the process and keep it going.”
Kathryn revealed that her first child Ellie, who is a proud big sister to Grace, loves the newest member of the family.
“She loves taking care of them and we couldn’t get over it because we expected tantrums and tiaras at dawn,” she said.
“We thought we’d have to seal the hatches, but she’s like a little granny.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/kathryn-thomas-so-grateful-after-fertility-treatment-that-let-her-have-second-baby-41508438.html Kathryn Thomas is ‘so grateful’ she was able to have a second baby after fertility treatment