Today FM’s Paula MacSweeney shares pregnancy joy three months after devastating ectopic pregnancy – RSVP Live

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Today FM’s Paula MacSweeney has revealed she is pregnant again after sharing her heart-breaking ectopic pregnancy last year.

The presenter took to social media on Friday to share the news, revealing she was overjoyed to be expecting once again.

Posting a picture with her baby scans on Instagram, she wrote: “We have a new bae on the way! How lucky are we?! Obviously this isn’t the time to take any risks, so I’m going to go into cocoon mode, and continue Early Breakfast next week from my wardrobe.

“There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say! We are so excited to see who is going to join our little family in early October. And big bualadh bos to my right Fallopian tube – talk about stepping up.”

Paula’s happy news comes three months after she revealed she had suffered a devastating pregnancy loss when she discovered her pregnancy was ectopic.

The presenter shared her experience on social media to raise awareness, bravely describing how she found out that her much-wanted second pregnancy was not to be and how she was dealing with the tragic loss.

She wrote: “Yesterday, at almost 9 weeks pregnant, we skipped into @rotundahospital for an eager look at our much-longed-for new baby. I was beside myself with excitement – having Roddy was the greatest thing to ever happen in our lives, and how lucky we were that we got to do it all over again!

“My pregnancy with Roddy was really straightforward – apart from a little blip at the end, resulting in a Caesarean – so I naively assumed this one would be no different.

“I knew the pause wasn’t good. I knew the swishing around of the wand over my old C-section scar wasn’t good. I definitely knew the empty cavity that was my uterus, staring back at me from the screen wasn’t good.

“Had I wanted another baby so much I invented a pregnancy? Had I not had a period in 2 months because of a wish? Had I imagined the morning sickness? The fatigue? After a little more hide-and-seek we happened upon what we were looking for. Tiny, perfect, its little heart beating away… in the wrong place.

“I couldn’t go home to get a few bits because if this ruptured – which it would – I’d be in serious bother. So Aidan, in a daze, brought Roddy home and packed me a bag and returned to the Rotunda where he waited until I was out of surgery, no longer pregnant (and, as it happens, no longer the owner of a left Fallopian tube).

“Last year, when we were here in the Rotunda having Roddy, I couldn’t get over the care we received. It was such a happy, positive and special experience. This time, I am even more bowled over by the kindness and compassion of every single person who has cared for me today. I’m sad, but I’m grateful.”

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