Tamron Hall, 48, Says She Tried To Get Pregnant In Her 30’s & Kept Pregnancy A Secret Because ‘I Was Terrified I Would Lose This Baby’
Tamron Hall, 48, shocked fans when she revealed she was 32 weeks pregnant, just before she welcomed her baby boy, Moses, last month.
Now, she’s also revealing why she kept her pregnancy under wraps.
The new mom is getting real about the difficulties in her pregnancy.
“I knew that the clock was not on my side. When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic.
I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too. My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share. I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far.
She said if she had her way, she would’ve waited even longer before she shared the news.
“I just wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with that. That’s why I waited. And trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve.”
She added that she experienced lots of frustration before conceiving with her husband, music manager Steven Greener.
“Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I’m putting in the work, I’m taking care of my mind and my body and I’m being rejected. I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?’ Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”
Along with being a new mom, she’s gearing up for her own syndicated talk show after her shocking exit with NBC’s Today.
Discussing her departure she states,
“When I left NBC, I said, ‘I look forward to the next chapter.’ “People assumed that I meant work, and I did, but by the third month I knew that my life had to be about something bigger than work. My story is not one I could’ve ever expected. Two and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building, I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there.”
She said losing that job only helped her experience a better life.
“I’m from the South, and there’s a saying: ‘It’s not a setback; it’s a setup for something else.’ That loss set me up for, yes, a dream job but also my baby, my husband, my family. I just couldn’t see it coming.”
Congrats to Tamron Hall on her beautiful baby boy!