Amy Hart is pregnant! Love Island star reveals she is expecting

Amy Hart is pregnant! Love Island star, 30, announces she is expecting first child after conceiving naturally with boyfriend Sam Rason – months on from spending £12k freezing her eggs

  • The reality star, 30, revealed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam, 33, after a surprise natural pregnancy 
  • Last year she froze her eggs at a cost of £12,000 because she was worried about  her family’s history of early menopause  
  • Latest news and updates on all of your favourite Love Island contestants

Amy Hart has revealed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam Rason.

The Love Island star, 30, made the announcement on Monday’s episode of Loose Women as she appeared on the show with Sam just months after her last appearance in which she spoke about her decision to freeze her eggs.

She explained that after sharing her fertility journey with the show in the past, it was: ‘the only place to announce I’m pregnant’, before taking to Instagram to release snaps of her baby scan. 

Announcement: Amy Hart revealed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam Rason as the pair made an appearance on Monday’s Loose Women before sharing a cute Instagram

Amy has openly documented undergoing three rounds of eggs freezing – two of which were successful and resulted in 12 eggs being frozen at a cost of £12,000.

However, she revealed that despite her fertility concerns she had conceived naturally, and that the news came as a surprise as it was ‘unplanned’. 

She explained on the show: ‘I might need them in the future. It was never about not being able to get pregnant, it was more about the longevity of my egg reserve… 

‘If I don’t need them, then I’ll donate them.’

Baby joy! Amy has revealed she is pregnant with her first child with her boyfriend Sam Rason

Baby joy: Amy revealed that she is now between 13 and 14 weeks pregnant

Amy and Sam also revealed they will not be finding out the sex of the baby before the birth, explaining: ‘I do surprises for everyone else, and I ruin every surprise for me. So I’m not ruining the surprise, I’m not finding out.’

The reality star is currently ‘between 13 and 14 weeks’ along and revealed she had had to hide her pregnancy during her 30th birthday party earlier this month. 

She revealed: ‘I had my 30th entirely sober, I had a cup so no one could see what I was drinking’. 

Amy added that she wants a home birth and that they will not be having a baby shower to be sensitive to friends who are trying for a baby.

Great news: Amy posed  with her baby  scan after making the  announcement 

Sweet: Taking to her Instagram on the same day, Amy revealed her pregnancy to her followers with a slew of snaps of her and Sam posing with the ultrasound photo

She went on tor reveal that the baby announcement has delayed plans for her marriage to Sam, as she doesn’t want him to propose while she is pregnant.

Amy quipped: ‘It’s the biggest day of my life and I want to be able to drink champagne!… I’m a control enthusiast!’

Taking to her Instagram on the same day, Amy revealed her pregnancy to her followers with a slew of snaps of her and Sam posing with the ultrasound photo.

Captioning the shots, she said: ‘Mamma Mia. Here we go…..

Let’s do this: Amy plans to be open about her pregnancy after her fertility  journey 

‘So as you may or may not have noticed we’ve been a little less active on here in the last few months, certainly a lot less drunken behaviour on Amy’s stories. In short, she’s either been asleep or nauseous. 

‘Family is so important to both of us, it was a value that bonded us right from the start and we are so excited to become a family of our own in March. From a sober 30th, to a sober week long hen do, it’s been so hard keeping it a secret but we’re so happy we can finally share it all with you!

‘We’ve both had individual and collective worries over the years that this may not have been the simplest process or that it may not happen at all. Interestingly enough, we got pregnant unexpectedly because the app that was telling us the fertile window was SO out.

‘So much so that if we’d started trying in January as planned we probably wouldn’t have fallen pregnant as we would have been nowhere near the ovulation days! We were told earlier this year that if we hadn’t fallen pregnant within 6 months of starting trying, it would be straight to IVF. Life has a funny way eh!!

‘Big thanks to @loosewomen for having us today. We felt, as Amy’s talked on the show about fertility MOT’s, solo IVF, Egg freezing and even introduced Sam to the world, it was the only place to share the next step of our story. 

What is egg freezing?  

Freezing allows women to store their eggs at a young age so they can be used in IVF when they want a family.

This gives them a greater chance of conceiving as the quality of the eggs they produce as they get older deteriorates.

But so far fewer than a fifth have a baby after using their frozen eggs, according to the fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). 

It has an average UK cost of £8,000.

‘Can’t wait to get back to connecting with you all now we don’t have to bend the truth anymore. As people who always strive to be authentic it’s been SO HARD.

‘Finally, we just want to say, to everyone who’s shared their journeys with Amy over the years when she’s talked about IVF/egg freezing/AMH, we will always strive to be as sensitive as we can, minimal moaning, we hope to always have a positive mindset. The baby will be an addition to our pages as we share our lives, not the sole focus (Amy literally can’t wait to get back to 1am drunken stories. Right, let’s do this’.

The news is extra special for Amy, as she has been open about her fertility issues in the past. 

Speaking on Good Morning Britain last year, the reality star explained that she had her eggs frozen aged 27 after discovering she had a low ovarian reserve, and revealed she would donate them, if she ‘can’t use them.’ 

She spoke to hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, where she told them how early menopause runs in her family, and she didn’t want her family history or being single to ‘ever stop her having kids’.

Early menopause, also known as premature ovarian failure, is a loss of the normal function of the ovaries before a woman turns 40. It affects around one in 1,000 women aged 15-to-29 and one in 100 aged 30-to-39. 

Amy explained that when she went to see a fertility doctor, and was told: ‘We’re not going to freeze your eggs if we don’t need to’ because of her age – but they ended up doing so as she had low ovarian reserve.

Fertility journey: The reality star has openly documented undergoing three rounds of eggs freezing – two of which were successful and have resulted in 12 eggs being frozen

Asked by Ed Balls if she was planning to have 10 kids as per a previous interview, Amy – who has been dating beau Sam Rason for a year – laughed and said: ‘My boyfriend says no. And the professor also said no.’

Touching on the fact that successful egg freezing doesn’t guarantee a successful pregnancy later on, Amy mused: ‘With the chance thing – everything in life is chance – what certainties are there in life? I take chances every day, and they might work out and they might not.

‘I’ve known I’ve wanted to be a mum since I was a child. And I was in a position to do it [egg freezing], so I was like: ‘If it’s gonna help me… And if I can’t use them, then I’ll donate them!’ 

Family history: Amy told how early menopause runs in her family, and she didn’t want her family history or being single to ‘ever stop her having kids’

Along with Dr Hilary, Amy also talked about NHS provision of egg freezing, lockdown affecting fertility, and the success rate of the procedure. 

Susanna asked Amy if she thinks egg freezing should be available on the NHS, to which she responded: ‘I think there should be a lot more support.

‘I know there are things like certain supermarkets, you can take your prescription to them and they won’t put any mark-up on the drugs.

‘Because, for example, my second prescription was £2,500 but that’s because there’s mark-ups on that.

‘But I do think there should be more support maybe for certain medical conditions. And with IVF, it’s a bit of a postcode lottery, and same-sex couples and women doing it on their own as well – I think there just needs to be a lot more fertility support in general.’

Relief: Amy has been keeping fans in the loop on her fertility journey 

Explaining that she wouldn’t have been given the option to have her eggs frozen by the NHS, she admitted: ‘I’m in a very fortunate position where I can go private, and I had a lot of support from my family, and it was something that I chose to do. 

‘I understand that it’s not an option for everyone but I do believe that knowledge is power. So for me, the fertility MOT is £480 at the London clinic.

‘And that for me – just knowing. And then you can sort of plan your life – you can’t plan your life around it – that’s the wrong thing to say, sorry. 

‘That’s the wrong thing to say. It gives you more options. It gives you more knowing. I know that I’ve got three to four years of good fertility left.’ 

Amy found fame on the 2019 series of Love Island where she famously left the villa after getting dumped by her ‘half boyfriend’ Curtis Pritchard.  

Woes: Amy was famously left heartbroken when she was dumped by ‘half boyfriend’ Curtis Pritchard on the 2019 series of Love Island

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