“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt appeared on “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” this week to discuss motherhood, her new kids’ book “Through Your Eyes” and her perspective on the miscarriage she suffered before conceiving her daughter, Hayden.
Earhardt, 41, discussed how raising her daughter has been a profoundly special gift — and dove deep into her miscarriage experience, offering a hopeful message to other women who have also faced the same tragic loss.
“We had a hard time conceiving … we tried for not quite a year and then we got pregnant and we heard the heartbeat,” she said. “We went for the appointment, we went for the next appointment and we didn’t hear the heartbeat. We had a miscarriage.”
Earhardt said that the situation was “really, really said,” but that she had prayed to God for a healthy child and, after running tests on the fetus after the fact, she now knows that the baby was not viable.
“I know that that child is in heaven. I know that we will see that child again. It was a little girl,” she said. “I know that that child is healthy and perfect and pure and wonderful, and I will get to meet her one day.”
Listen to her touching story below:
Three months after the miscarriage, Earhardt said that she conceived Hayden, who is now 2 years old.
Earhardt’s “experiences as a mother and viewing wonders of the world through a child’s eyes” have helped inspire her new children’s book, “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.”
“My heart [is] for children,” she said, explaining that her goal is to help “make … children fall in love with books.”
Earhardt also spoke about how motherhood has transformed her perspective, revealing that she wasn’t quite sure in her 20s and 30s if she wanted to have kids. At the time, she was intensely focused on her career, was scared and didn’t have money.
Then, everything changed.
“I got married and we had a dual income, that helped,” she said. “Now that I’m a mom it brings tears to my eyes … now I tell everyone, ‘Just become a mom if you can’ — it is so amazing and God answers all your prayers and all those things that you worry about don’t matter.”
Earhardt continued, “You just cut out all the stuff that doesn’t matter. You cut out the pettiness.”