SAS Australia star and former Olympian Jana Pittman has announced that she is expecting twins.
Pittman – who is already the mother of four children: sons Cornelis, 14 and Charlie, 11 months, and daughters Emily, six and Jemima, four – became pregnant not long after the footage was wrapped up in the grueling Seven reality series.
By sharing her and her new husband’s financial lawyer Paul Gatward, 53, happy news, Pittman said she is now 11 weeks together.
Pittman was a finalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics for the 400m hurdles and ten years later represented Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in the two women’s bobsled.
Now a younger doctor, Pittman, 38, said she initially tried to hide her pregnancy, but extreme morning sickness meant she had to waste the prayers for her employers. Admitted that she had even vomited through a cesarean section.
“I had surgery and tried hard to concentrate. Just as we closed for the patient who was having a caesarean section, I walked away from the table and vomited, ”she told New Idea.
It went all over my mask, up in my goggles and peppered my face shield, to the point I could not see, and a nurse had to lead me away from the table. It was then that I admitted to my boss that I was pregnant. ”
Pittman revealed her pregnancy in an Instagram post Monday morning, which triggered a stream of support.
“Next year will be crazy .. with 6 kids .. part time job at the hospital .. army reserves and general life .. def will need time off! With the amazing support I have, I’m sure it’s just going to be another wonderful lesson on life balance. ”
Her SAS co-stars have been quick to offer their congratulations, with Mark Philippousis, Dan Ewing Emma Husar and Jessica Peris all commenting on her Instagram post.
Other former Olympians including Sally Pearson, Anna Meares, Kerri Pottharst have also posted their best.
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Pittman has proven to be a force to be reckoned with during his time in the brutal reality series and is now the last woman to stand.
Last week, she found herself at the center of controversy following a battle challenge.
Recruits were given the task of fighting each other while balanced on a wooden beam over wild floating river streams, albeit wearing braces.
But do not just use their fist athlete Jessica Peris and Olympic runner Steffensen had another trick up his sleeve.
Peris and Steffensen took instruction from the instructors and put a handful of dirt in their opponent’s faces in an attempt to win the challenge.
Peris’ opponent Pittman and Steffensen’s challenger Dan Ewing were clearly blind to the move, as were the viewers, who had perceived it as a “dog act”.