Jules Robinson is expecting her second child with husband Cam Merchant

Jules Robinson and her husband Cameron Merchant are expecting their second child.

The former Married At First Sight contestant and media personality shared the happy news in a wide-ranging interview with Stellar magazine and its podcast Something To Talk About, out today, after nearly three years of “trying”.

“We’ve been trying since [son] Ollie was one, and he is now three-and-a-half,” Robinson said.

“We were realistically going into 2024 thinking, ‘If it doesn’t happen, we will look at the IVF route’, but I never lost faith that my body could do this again.”

Reflecting on her first pregnancy, which was in 2020, the 41-year-old said the differences between then and now were clear.

“I guess when I was pregnant [with Ollie], I didn’t have my ‘force’ – which I have built around me over the past few years. I found it really hard,” she admitted.

“I didn’t like all of the attention and negativity from horrible people about my body when I was pregnant, and the terrible messages. They’d say, ‘I hope you have a painful miscarriage’ and horrible things like that. Some people can just be terrible.

“This time round, it has been really lovely. I can’t really hide it anymore. I am popped. It has been nice keeping it between family and friends and a bit more private this time.”

Robinson said the couple, who met on MAFS in 2019, weren’t finished expanding their family yet.

“We want little babies running around. We’ll maybe go again if we’re lucky,” she said.

“If we have a boy, we’ll definitely be trying again for a girl, but I’ll probably end up being that mum with a little cricket team for Cam.”

Robinson also opened up about her diagnosis with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that has a breadth of physical and psychological symptoms that, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “are so severe that women have trouble functioning at home, at work, and in relationships during this time”.

Among the chronic condition’s symptoms are nervousness, anger, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

“It’s complete Jekyll and Hyde. I’m on top of the world one minute, living life to the full, and then I just can’t see out of the darkness – and it’s on repeat,” Robinson said.

“I feel like a completely different person around that time. I eventually learnt to honour that time and ride the wave, but it isn’t ideal having to plan your diary around this constant wave of emotions.”

Read the full interview with Jules Robinson inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)

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