NBC's Kristen Welker is expecting a baby girl with her husband John Hughes.
The anchor announced that, after a battle with fertility, she is expecting a baby.
"After years and years of trying, I'm having a baby girl with John and we are so excited," she told Today show viewers on Friday.
She went on to explain that she is having the child with help from a surrogate.
"I was 40 years old when I married John in March 2017. And we immediately started to try to have a baby," Welker revealed.
"It didn’t work immediately. So we thought, 'Let’s just go to a doctor as a precaution'."
Welker went on to share a photograph on her Twitter of her hand on the surrogate's baby bump, adding that she is due in June.
Speaking about the IVF battle, Welker said that she was optimistic.
"First round of IVF, it went really well and I thought, ‘I’m going to be pregnant within the next few months, no problem'," Welker said.
However, she went on to receive news that her uterus was too thin to carry a child.
"And I thought, 'OK, well, let’s fix it. There has to be something that we can do to fix this'," she explained.
However, after years of heartbreak she decided to enlist the help of a surrogate to start her family.
"Being matched with a surrogate is one of the most extraordinary experiences I have ever had," she said.
Hughes echoed: "Our surrogate has been amazing. I can’t explain just how wonderful she’s been. For her this was about giving something to us that she felt a deep connection to."
Although the first transfer did not work, the surrogate became pregnant late last year.
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