Journalist Elaine Welteroth Expecting Baby No. 2, ‘This Is God’s Plan’

Elaine Welteroth
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 07: Elaine Welteroth speaks at Diane von Furstenberg x birthFUND: A New Movement For Maternal Health on May 07, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for birthFUND)

According to People Magazine, Elaine Welteroth announced that she’s expecting her second baby during her remarks at the birthFUND Brunch Fundraiser on Thursday, June 13.

“This was not part of my plan. This is God’s plan. But as we were building birthFUND, I happened to find out that my baby’s going to be part of the first birthFund cohort. So, let’s go! Let’s go,” the Project Runway said at the end of her speech. “And Kimberly and Allegra are my midwives again. So let’s do this, joyfully. Thank you all so much.”

Comparing her current pregnancy to the months she carried her first baby, Silver, Welteroth told the outlet she “honestly” feels “so much better.”

She added, “So good and so much better than I did last time because this time I have a midwife from the beginning. Last time I didn’t even discover midwifery until my third trimester. I didn’t even work up the nerve to do a home birth until week 36. So this time, my experience of pregnancy has transformed because I have access,” she says.

Welteroth, who launched birthFUND as an initiative to help fund midwifery for new moms, also recalls how being in the “building” stages of the coalition affected her journey to being a mom of two.

“I think I’m just in such a different stage of life. My mindset is in a different place. I found out about this pregnancy when I was in the beginning of building birthFUND. I was building my team. I was making hires. I was working around the clock, literally 16-hour days, just back-to-back,” she explains.