Back in March, Tamron Hall revealed to the world that she was expecting, but she was hesitant to share the news with everyone out of fear.

“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” the 48-year-old told People in an recent interview. “My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share.’ I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far.”

The former Today host was 32 weeks when she announced her pregnancy, but she did consider waiting to be even further along before letting all know. “I just wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with that,” she revealed. “That’s why I waited. And trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve.”

The broadcast journalist went through quite the journey to have her first child, even trying fertility treatment in her 30s, which led to an “eye-opening experience — after looking at the other women at the clinic, she realized she wasn’t alone, although that made her feel more “sad” than “empowered” knowing “that some of us will have to give up along the way.”

She confessed, “I knew that the clock was not on my side. When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic.”

“Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I’m putting in the work, I’m taking care of my mind and my body and I’m being rejected,” she told the outlet. “I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?’ Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”

In the end, Tamron was filled with nothing but joy when she gave birth. “Moses and Mama!! I can’t wait to introduce y’all to my #sonshine,” the TV personality captioned an adorable photo at the time of her newborn sleeping with a hat on while his mama held him. “Photo credit: Dad who can’t stop crying tears of joy. Thank y’all for the love and support. It got us here.”

It is so incredible to see how strong Tamron remained through it all, and how happy she and her family are now!