Wonderful news: RTÉ presenter Louise McSharry and her husband reveal they are expecting their first baby – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Wonderful news: RTÉ presenter Louise McSharry and her husband reveal they are expecting their first baby




There was some wonderful news announced today as RTÉ broadcaster and presenter Louise McSharry has revealed that she is expecting a baby, just over a year after receiving the all clear for cancer.

Ms McSharry, who bravely battled and documented her treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is known to effect fertility, announced she was over the moon about her pregnancy. Ms McSharry who bravely spoke in her documentary about the range of dark emotions she and her husband Gordon went through when they were told they had very little chance of conceiving naturally due to her severity of her illness.

However the couple who got married last August, were advised by doctors, to give it a go as they never know what might happen, McSharry said. The brave new mum to be further explained: “Then, a few months after we started trying, I got pregnant. We spent the seven weeks between finding out and going for a scan in total disbelief, barely telling anyone, and trying not to get our hopes up. This wasn’t meant to have happened! Then, last week, we saw our baby wriggling around on a screen in The Rotunda, and now there is simply no denying it.”

The couple also said their feelings about the pregnancy were mixed between delight and terror, although they are “incredibly grateful to have beaten the odds”, while also acknowledging the struggle many other people are currently facing in trying to get pregnant.

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