Katherine Ryan reveals she's pregnant with third child at 39

The Duchess star confirmed that she is expecting her third child on her podcast, Katherine Ryan: Telling Everybody Everything

Katherine Ryan reveals she's pregnant with third child at 39
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Katherine Ryan has announced that she's pregnant with her third child with partner Bobby Kootstra, confirming the exciting news on her podcast. 

The Canadian-Irish comedian is expecting another baby one year after giving birth to her second child, Fred. She also has a 12-year-old daughter named Violet, whom she has kept mostly out of the spotlight, from a previous relationship. 

The 39-year-old shared the happy update on her podcast, Katherine Ryan: Telling Everybody Everything, explaining that she discovered she was pregnant while she was breastfeeding Fred. The exciting revelation comes just a day before she expressed frustrations about Jennifer Lopez's name change, admitting that the entire situation 'makes no sense' to her. 

Speaking to her loyal listeners on Tuesday, Katherine spoke candidly about the moment she realized she could be pregnant. 

Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan and her partner Bobby

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"You guys know I'm pregnant, I've been pregnant for a while and here's how I did that," she said. 

"So one day I’m walking around and I feel, you know, damp. And I felt a little more attractive than usual.

"I thought, well let's wait and see, let's track all the things," she added. She then "forgot about trying" after miscarrying twice, only to begin suffering from a 'sharp pain' lasting two to three minutes. 

"I thought maybe I'm getting my period," she recalled. "And I didn't expect to get a period this month as I could because these things have to even themselves out after your first period when you're breastfeeding. Soon after, days later I had a positive pregnancy test." 

The All That Glitters star also admitted she was worried she wouldn't be able to conceive again, considering the fact she was breastfeeding and nearing 40. 

"To be honest with you, I didn't think it's going to work because I'm 39 - I would have been 38 when I got pregnant," she said. 

Last month Katherine admitted that chose to keep her pregnancy with Fred a secret, out of fear that production companies would refuse to insure her. 

Emma Dooney
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Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

 

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