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Tamron Hall On Keeping Her Pregnancy A Secret: 'I Was Terrified I Would Lose This Baby'

The TV host and new mom says she would have gone all the way to delivery without telling the world about her pregnancy, and here's why.

Cute baby alert! Tamron Hall is back on the scene after giving birth to her first child, a son named Moses, and my my is he precious.

The TV star recently shared that a new photo of herself on the cover of People with her sweet baby boy resting peacefully beside her. “My ‘Sonshine’ feeling blessed to share our story,” she writes. “@people on newsstands Friday. Moses and Mama.”

Hall, who is gearing up to host her own syndicated talk show premiering on September 9th, explained to the magazine why she waited so long to reveal her pregnancy to the world.

“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” said the 48 year-old who announced that she was expecting back in March.

“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. I just wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with that…That’s why I waited. And trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve.”

After leaving The Today Show 2017, Hall said she realized something very important was missing from her life. The fact that she “didn’t have anything to wake up to” encouraged her to take “an opportunity to look at my life.”

“When I left NBC, I said, ‘I look forward to the next chapter,’ ” Hall shares. “People assumed that I meant work, and I did, but by the third month I knew that my life had to be about something bigger than work.”

Hall revealed back in March that, along with her pregnancy, she had gotten hitched to music executive Steven Greener. The process to conceive was not an easy one for them, according to her. “I knew that the clock was not on my side,” she admits. “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.”

Tamron Hall On Keeping Her Pregnancy A Secret: ‘I Was Terrified I Would Lose This Baby’

“My story is not one I could’ve ever expected,” the star tells PEOPLE. “Two and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building, I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there.”

She adds, “That loss set me up for, yes, a dream job but also my baby, my husband, my family. I just couldn’t see it coming.”

Come on with this testimony! Congrats again on this incredible blessing.