Already mum to a toddler, Pamela Flood has said becoming an older mum is back in fashion.
The TV presenter and former model, who is due in October and is feeling happy and healthy, admitted that she had expressed fears over her age to her doctor.
But he had "laughed them off", telling her not to worry since women at the age of 45 and 46 were regularly having babies now.
"Before I had my first son, I talked about my age to my aunt," Pamela told the Irish Independent.
"She told me not to bat an eyelid because women have always had babies at the age of 42 and 43. It became unfashionable for a couple of decades but now we're back."
She has chosen not to find out the sex, saying she prefers it to be a surprise.
"I don't mind at all what I have. It's something that nobody can explain to you before you have a baby – the love you have for your child," she said.
Though she still does an occasional gig, Pamela said she was more than happy to be a stay-at-home mother to her two-year-old son.
And she is looking forward to being a mum even more second time round.
"I have a confidence now and I know what to expect so I'm looking forward to it all the more," she said.