In an exclusive interview with WHO, Studio 10 host Sarah Harris opens up about her newfound love for her body and plans for baby number 3.
WHO: Is another baby on the agenda?
SARAH HARRIS: I feel like I’ve got another one in me—I mean, not literally in me right now! But I don’t feel like I’m done. When I had Harry, seconds after, I turned to my obstetrician and I said, “I’ll be back.” What I’m concerned about is trying again and having twins or triplets.
Now I’m over 35, every pregnancy is considered a geriatric pregnancy. I need a couple of years without anything growing in me or feeding from me. Tom wants like 20 kids. But one more would just be the icing on the cake and it would add to the beautiful chaos that is my life.
WHO: What about making time for yourself?
SARAH: I’ve been going to a personal trainer twice a week to help put my body back together. When I was 25, it was all about how skinny can I be? Do I fit my skinny jeans? Now it’s like, how strong is my pelvic floor? Will I wet myself when I sneeze? So your total approach to your body changes.
Compared to when I was 25, I’d say I’m 20kg heavier than I was, but I’ve got a lot more body acceptance because I’ve seen what my body can do, in that it’s grown and delivered two children.
WHO: So you’re feeling comfortable in your skin?
SARAH: It’s amazing what you care about when you’re older. I have a newfound love for my body. You finally become comfortable with who you are. Your body is no longer just an ornament. As you get older, it’s an instrument. It’s something that carries you, that gives life.
It’s taken a while to get to that point but that confidence comes with the older you get. I also see a shrink pretty regularly—I think that’s really important. I call it my check-up from the neck up. It’s a really good way to go and sort out what’s in your head. I started seeing a shrink when I went through a rough patch after my father died. I was 26 or 27. So that helped me get back on track.
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