Megan Gale has announced she is pregnant with her second child.
The Australian model made the announcement on her Instagram account on Thursday.
Posting a picture of a literal “bun in the oven”, Gale light-heartedly revealed the news she and partner, AFL footballer Shaun Hampson, are expecting a younger sibling for two-year-old River.
“Well would you look at that. There’s a bun in my oven,” the 41-year-old wrote. “Not quite ready to take it out just yet. Should be fully baked come Spring time [sic].”
Gale and Hampson began dating in January 2011.
In November 2013, the pair used Instagram to announce they were expecting their first child, then posting an image of Gale’s first ultrasound.
In an interview with InStyle magazine earlier this year, Gale revealed she had suffered a miscarriage while trying for a second child.
The model told the magazine that she had been “thrilled” and “a little bit shocked” to learn she was pregnant in April 2016 after trying for only a month.
However, it was at her second scan, at eight weeks, that she received the news.
“[My specialist] was quiet, and then he just said, ‘I’m so sorry, it’s gone.'”
The experience motivated Gale to call for people to be more sensitive when talking to women about fertility issues.
“Anything surrounding your conception as a woman, as a couple, is extremely intimate, and it needs to be handled delicately,” she told InStyle.
“I feel absolutely passionate about it, especially now with what we’ve gone through, because I’d always get asked ‘When are you going to have a baby?’ … I lose count how many times a week – whether it’s in an interview, whether it’s friends, family, someone at the supermarket I don’t know – it happens [to women] everywhere.”