Meghan McCain announces she's pregnant with 1st child 1

Meghan McCain is pregnant!

“The View” co-host shared the happy news in a statement, but also acknowledged that it wasn’t how she expected to tell the world she’s expecting.

“My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I’m pregnant. Although this isn’t how I expected to announce my pregnant, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all,” she said in a statement.

“I consulted with my doctors and they advised me that for the safety of our baby and myself, I should be extra vigilant about limiting the amount of people we come in contact with. Starting immediately, I’ll be joining the millions of Americans who are self-isolating as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” she said, referring to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “As a result, I will be appearing on The View from home via satellite.”


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News of her pregnancy comes about eight months after McCain wrote an op-ed for The New York Times in which she revealed she suffered a miscarriage. “For a brief moment, I had the privilege of seeing myself in the sisterhood of motherhood,” she wrote about her baby girl. “I had a miscarriage. I loved my baby, and I always will. To the end of my days I will remember this child — and whatever children come will not obscure that.”

A source close to her tells PEOPLE: “She and her family are very excited by the news. But right now, she’s finding strength at her role at The View. She knows her most important responsibility is to inform Americans to stay home and minimize the spread of the coronavirus.”