Megan Gale has opened up about her experience getting pregnant the second time around in a candid new interview with Monty Diamond.
The expectant model spoke about her efforts to conceive her second child with partner Shaun Hampson, after suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage in 2016. The couple had been trying again for six months before the star chose to take three weeks off work to focus on her family.
"We got to the six months and I was like, 'Right, that's it, I'm taking three weeks off, I'm chilling out,'" she explained. "It took us so long because there was so many things, like Shaun was either injured or I was travelling and it sort of didn't line up.
"As soon as we just sort of slowed everything down and stopped, it happened," she continued.
As for keeping the mood romantic while also keeping an eye on her calendar, Megan said:
"As much as you head into it thinking, 'We're going to keep it sexy and we're going to keep it romantic', you can't help going, 'Am I ovulating? What's going on? Is it in the window? Did we miss the window?'"
Megan also spoke about how her current pregnancy differs to when she carried two-year-old son River.
"Going into this pregnancy, even when we were trying, it was just so daunting," she said. "With River I didn't really even think about anything going wrong.
"This time it's been, 'Is it growing enough?' Before every scan it was, 'Is the heartbeat going to be there?' 'Am I going to get that bad news again?'"
After bravely and honestly speaking about such a personal issue, Megan took a quick moment to gush about her partner Shaun.
"You have to be a united team [to parent] ... It makes such a difference when you have a good partner by your side," she said, before telling the host that he is "amazing" and "very hands-on" with their son River.